Briefly: New cutbacks ahead for Arizona farmers’ Colorado River supplies

According to KOLD News 13, extreme drought conditions in the West have decreased water levels in Lake Mead, which is projected to drop from an elevation of 1,083 feet to about 1,068 feet, according to officials with the Central Arizona Project. This predicted drop will likely trigger the first tier of cutbacks under the Drought Contingency Plan for the first time. The first tier of the plan targets agricultural users, requiring them to rely on groundwater and count on stores from other municipalities instead of Colorado River supplies from the Central Arizona Project. Cutbacks are expected to start in 2022.

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