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Arizona Daily StarFeds announce short-term cut in Colorado River water for Arizona
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday it will step up the level of cuts in Colorado River deliveries in 2023, due to continuing water level declines at Lake Mead.
City of PhoenixCity of Phoenix Statement on Colorado River Shortage
Today, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) declared a Tier 2a shortage for the Colorado River in 2023. While this reflects accelerating declines in Colorado River...
Arizona RepublicA deeper water shortage on Lake Mead is hardly the worst thing we're facing
Opinion: The 2023 water shortage may be painful, but we could enact every previously agreed cut and it would not be enough to save Lake Mead. We must do more.
Fox 10Winners, losers in Colorado River water cuts for Western states
People in Arizona and Nevada won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite water shortages on the Colorado River.
Arizona RepublicApparently, the plan to save a tanking Lake Mead and Lake Powell is 'stay tuned'
Opinion: The feds talked tough about stepping in to save Lake Mead and Lake Powell if states could not agree to cuts. But was that just an empty threat?
Arizona RepublicArizona loses one-fifth of its Colorado River allocation under new federal drought plan
The federal government will impose deeper cuts on the drought-stricken Colorado River, officials said on Tuesday, reducing water deliveries to Arizona by one-fifth starting in January.
AxiosColorado River shortage leads to major water cuts in Arizona
Arizona will have to reduce its Colorado River water usage by 592,000 acre-feet next year, or 21% of its total allotment, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday.
City of MesaCity of Mesa Maintains Stage One Water Shortage Following U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Following August 24-Month Study
The City of Mesa maintains its Stage One Water Shortage status following an announcement by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) that Lake Mead will be at a Tier 2a shortage by January...
National GeographicBig changes are coming for the Colorado River soon—and they could get messy
The seven states that rely on the river for water need to come up with a way to cut about 25 percent of their use next year. That’s an enormous task.
Arizona RepublicIf states agree to Colorado River water cuts (which is iffy), they may not be big enough
Opinion: Even if states agree to use 2 million acre-feet less water, the minimum suggested to prop up Lake Mead and Lake Powell, that won't fix things. We'll be back to do more.