The California Water Authority has submitted its plan to allocate water from the Colorado River, the desert sun of Palm Springs, to the Reuse Authority, a California newspaper reported. This differs from quotas agreed upon by her six other states drawing water from the river.
California Democrats Sen. Diane Feinstein and Sen. Alex Padilla said: So last fall, California became the first state to voluntarily make plans to reduce water use. “
“But her six states in the West, mandating how much water California must give up, are not a true consensus solution. From states that have not proposed. The proposal also does not recognize California’s overriding statutory water rights.
The Colorado River is in crisis.— AP Climate (@AP_Climate) February 5, 2023
More than 20 years of drought, climate change and rising demand have sent key reservoirs along the river to all-time lows.
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According to the plan California announced today, the Colorado Basin would see the same level of water reduction as the other six states’ plan that was announced yesterday.
Any agreement must have the backing of all seven states as well as the Bureau of Reclamation to safeguard the long-term sustainability of our region.