Federal agency warns Colorado River Basin water usage could be cut as drought worsens

Bureau of Reclamation commissioner says states will need to cut usage between 2 and 4 million acre feet in 2023 to protect Lake Mead, Lake Powell reservoirs

By: - June 14, 2022 3:58 pm
Lake Powell

A view of Reflection Canyon in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in 2013. Sedimentary rock forms the landscape surrounding Lake Powell, on the Colorado River at the Utah-Arizona border. (Gary Ladd/National Park Service)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.