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Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

Lake Mead, the reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam, is at its lowest levels since the 1960s.

New York Times

The water is saved, for now. even Western states, including California, have agreed on a plan to manage the Colorado River amid a 19-year drought, voluntarily cutting their water use to prevent the federal government from imposing a mandatory squeeze on the supply.