States sign short-term Colorado River drought plan, but global warming looms over long-term solutions

05/21/2019 States sign short-term Colorado River drought plan, but global warming looms over long-term solutions

The Colorado River just got a boost that’s likely to prevent its depleted reservoirs from bottoming out, at least for the next several years. 

Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying out potential cuts in water deliveries through 2026 to reduce the risks of the river’s reservoirs hitting critically low levels. Read more here.

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