Briefly: Arizona tribe pulls out of Colorado River deal, cite federal inaction

The Arizona Republic reports that the Gila River Indian Community is pulling out of a deal in which it agreed to leave some of its Colorado River water in Lake Mead to help bolster the system until long-term solutions can be found. But this week the tribe announced it would no longer participate in the program, saying the federal government wasn’t working hard enough to impose cuts on other water users in the Lower Basin.

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