Briefly: Three states to spend $100M to save Colorado River water

According to the Arizona Republic, Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to cut back water use enough to save an additional 500,000 acre feet of Colorado River Water in Lake Mead in each of the next five years. The three-state effort comes after the Bureau of Reclamation declared a shortage on the river for the first time in August. The states have committed $100 million to the initiative, funds that will be used in part to pay farmers and others who agree to cut back on water use.

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