The Mega Drought in the US Southwest
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    Water rights to the water of the Colorado River were agreed upon by 7 states a hundred years ago in 1922.

    But the US Govt, has told the states involved to come up with a new plan of restriction and allocation, or the Federal Govt. will do it for them by unilateral action...

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/we...tates-told-act

    The 1922 Colorado River Compact
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River_Compact

    The compact divides the river basin into two areas, the Upper Division (comprising Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) and the Lower Division (Nevada, Arizona and California).

    Because of the reservoir's plummeting level, states that rely on water from the lower Colorado River were already subject to the cuts that accompany a Tier 1 shortage beginning in January 2022, which have mainly impacted agricultural water use.

    At 1,050 feet, a Tier 2 shortage is declared, further decreasing the amount of water Arizona, Nevada and Mexico can use from the Colorado River. If the forecast is below 1,045 feet, which the latest forecast would suggest, then parts of California would be forced to cut its Colorado River water consumption, too.

    At Tier 3 -- something the forecast suggests is possible starting in January 2024 -- water cuts could be deep enough to extend beyond agriculture and impact household and industrial water use.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/18/us/we...ate/index.html
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