The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Is Finally Complete

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:09pm
Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 2:50pm

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Lake Mead
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Lake Mead is the nation's largest reservoir, and its level is key to operations of a drought contingency plan agreed to by the seven Colorado River Basin states.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is finished.

The seven states that rely on the river have finally agreed on a plan that has been years in the making, involving many tough conversations about how much water each state would give up to preserve the river’s future.

The Show was joined by Luke Runyon, who reports on water issues for KUNC in Colorado.

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