Plan to Protect: Colorado River states will pay farmers to use less water
More money will soon be available for farmers conserving water along the Colorado River.
Money from the Inflation Reduction Act will be used to pay farmers and ranchers to use less water. Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico have all agreed to re-up their conservation programs.
Other western states along with the federal government are working on a more permanent water reduction plan by 2026.
The Colorado River was deemed “America’s most endangered river” earlier this year. As of now, it is 71 percent or normal and still in a drought.