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Feds open door to intervention in Colorado River drought

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The US Department of Interior announced Friday it is launching an “expedited” process to potentially change water-flow operations on the drought-stricken Colorado River, as Lake Mead and Lake Powell have fallen to alarming new lows. In the possible actions it laid out, Interior said it will consider using its federal authority to restrict water releases through the Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams to help maintain water in Mead and Powell — the nation’s two largest reservoirs — and prevent the dams from losing the ability to generate hydroelectricity.
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Feds begin 'expedited' process to help save drought-stricken Colorado River

The US Department of Interior announced Friday it is launching an "expedited" process to potentially change water-flow operations on the drought-stricken Colorado River, as Lake Mead and Lake Powell have fallen to alarming new lows.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Feds begin 'expedited' process to help save drought-stricken Colorado River

By Ella Nilsen, CNN The US Department of Interior announced Friday it is launching an “expedited” process to potentially change water-flow operations on the drought-stricken Colorado River, as Lake Mead and Lake Powell have fallen to alarming new lows. In the possible actions it laid out, Interior said it will consider using its federal authority

3 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Feds open door to intervention in Colorado River drought

The Interior Department signaled Friday it may take action in the next two years to reduce downstream water releases from the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams to address the ongoing Colorado River drought. In the announcement, the department offered three options for the public to comment on between now and Dec. 20. The range of […]

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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Feds start the clock on a plan that could deepen cuts on drought-stricken Colorado River

States have not agreed on needed water cuts to rescue Colorado River reservoirs. On Friday, the federal government signaled it plans to act.

3 months ago·Phoenix, United States
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Feds begin 'expedited' process to help save drought-stricken Colorado River

The US Department of Interior announced Friday it is launching an "expedited" process to potentially change water-flow operations on the drought-stricken Colorado River, as Lake Mead and Lake Powell have

3 months ago
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Feds could revise guidelines for managing Colorado River

The Interior Department announced Friday that it will consider revising a set of guidelines for operating two major dams on the Colorado River in the first sign

3 months ago
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