Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

Farmer John Hawk looks over his land as his seed onion fields are watered in Holtville, Calif. in 2002, Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U.S. West won’t be done to meet a March 4 federal deadline. A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to the river water says it won’t approve the plan without securing money to restore the state’s largest lake.
The exposed, fried lakebed of the Salton Seanear Niland, Calif., is seen in 2015. Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U.S. West won’t be done to meet a March 4 federal deadline. A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to the river water says it won’t approve the plan without securing money to restore the state’s largest lake. The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million for the Salton Sea, a massive, briny lake in the desert southeast of Los Angeles.

Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

Farmer John Hawk looks over his land as his seed onion fields are watered in Holtville, Calif. in 2002, Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U.S. West won’t be done to meet a March 4 federal deadline. A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to the river water says it won’t approve the plan without securing money to restore the state’s largest lake.
The exposed, fried lakebed of the Salton Seanear Niland, Calif., is seen in 2015. Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U.S. West won’t be done to meet a March 4 federal deadline. A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to the river water says it won’t approve the plan without securing money to restore the state’s largest lake. The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million for the Salton Sea, a massive, briny lake in the desert southeast of Los Angeles.
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