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Six out of seven western states agree to Colorado River cuts

Six out of the seven western states that depend on the Colorado River have submitted a plan to cut usage.

The proposal from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming would account for evaporation in the transport of water and raise the levels at which cuts would be triggered in lakes Powell and Mead. In all, it would slash about 2 million acre-feet from the Lower Basin.

Some conservation groups, including GBWN, say the proposal still isn’t enough.

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