Briefly: Colorado says it will halt study on Lake Powell drought pool

The Colorado Sun reports that the Colorado Water Conservation Board will set aside its work on a potential plan to pay farmers and other water users to reduce water use and send the saved water downstream to Lake Powell to create a 500,000 acre-foot drought pool. The board has been studying the concept for two years, though the plan had been met with skepticism by many in the agricultural community and elsewhere.    

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