Meeting the challenge of improving management of a shared water resource in the Lower Colorado River Basin - a California experience
Specific entities in Arizona, California, and Nevada, (herein referenced as the Lower Basin states), are entitled to use in the aggregate either more than, an amount equal to, or less than 7.5 million acre-feet (maf) of Colorado River water in a year depending upon a determination to be made by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary). In 1996, net water diversions from the Colorado River in the Lower Basin states exceeded 7.5 maf for the first time after accounting for unmeasured return flows. Net diversions in the Lower Basin states also exceeded 7.5 maf in 1997. It is projected that net ...
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