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For first time ever, water shortage declared at Lake Mead, centerpiece of NRA; cuts to users coming

With climate change and long-term drought continuing to take a toll on the Colorado River, the federal government on Monday for the first time declared a water shortage at Lake Mead, one of the river’s main reservoirs.


The declaration triggers cuts in water supply that, for now, mostly will affect Arizona farmers. Beginning next year they will be cut off from much of the water they have relied on for decades. Much smaller reductions are mandated for Nevada and for Mexico across the southern border.


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/climate/colorado-river-water-cuts.html

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