Briefly: Colorado River states form new plan as reservoir levels plunge

KUNC reports that the Upper Colorado River Commission has announced it will begin developing a drought response operations plan under terms outlined in a 2019 agreement. Lake Powell water levels are currently forecasted to be at 29% of capacity by the end of September. The drought response plan could potentially include water releases from upstream reservoirs including Blue Mesa, Navajo and Flaming Gorge to boost levels at Lake Powell.

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