Will it get in on time? The Colorado River Basin battle deadline is today

It is the last day the seven states who utilize the Colorado River Basin can announce their agreement before the Bureau of Reclamation steps in.

There has been a lot of back and forth on the deal, which originally had a deadline of August 15th. The bureau has asked that water usage go down by 2-4 million acre-feet this year.

Arizona and Nevada proposed a 2 million acre-feet reduction for the lower basin states and Mexico, which was quickly rejected by California. After, it saw the large water cuts in line for the state. Arizona then rejected California’s counteroffer.

Reductions will heavily impact farmers and ranchers.

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