Basin states agree to less water for Lake Mead

Drought prompts response by Upper Colorado River States

The seven Colorado River Compact states agreed last week to send less water to Lake Mead.

The decision follows the news that Lake Powell is at its lowest point since the 1960s, threatening power generation at Glen Canyon Dam.

The proposal will allow Lake Powell to reduce the volume of water released to Lake Mead, although it will still release 7 million acre-feet to the downstream reservoir.  480,000 acre-feet will be retained at Lake Powell.

The decision is the first of its kind, according to KTNV Las Vegas.




Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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