and then quietly hoped that wet weather would return. But it didn’

 and then quietly hoped that wet weather would return. But it didn’

When in droughtStates in urgent talks to avoid a Colorado River crisis

 

► THE COST OF DROUGHT: LESS WATER, HIGHER RATES

NPR, KUNC Greeley & Cronkite News

 

In 2007, years into a record-breaking drought throughout the southwestern U.S., officials along the Colorado River finally came to an agreement on how they’d deal with future water shortages — and then quietly hoped that wet weather would return. But it didn’t. Those states are now back at the negotiating table to hammer out new deals to avoid a slow-moving crisis on the river system. Already, key reservoirs along the Colorado River are collectively at their lowest point at the start of the new water year, which began Oct. 1.

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