ABSTRACT

Management of the Colorado River: Water Allocations, Drought, and the Federal Role [Updated August 16, 2021]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "From its headwaters in Colorado and Wyoming to its terminus in the Gulf of California, the Colorado River Basin covers more than 246,000 square miles. The river runs through seven U.S. states (Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California) and Mexico. [...] Colorado River water is used primarily for agricultural irrigation and municipal and industrial (M&I) purposes. [...] This report provides background on management of the Colorado River, with a focus on recent developments. It also discusses the congressional role in the management of basin waters."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45546
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Date:
2021-08-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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