Officials: Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for key water plan

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Officials: Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for key water plan

What was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona on July 16, 2014. Arizona won’t have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan wrapped up by a March 4 deadline set by the federal government, state water officials said Tuesday. It’s the latest hurdle threatening the seven-state plan to take less water from the drought-starved Colorado River, which provides water for 40 million people and 5.5 million acres of farmland.

Officials: Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for key water plan

What was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona on July 16, 2014. Arizona won’t have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan wrapped up by a March 4 deadline set by the federal government, state water officials said Tuesday. It’s the latest hurdle threatening the seven-state plan to take less water from the drought-starved Colorado River, which provides water for 40 million people and 5.5 million acres of farmland.
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