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States dependent on Colorado River required to conserve unprecedented amount of water in landmark deal

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(WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration has reached a landmark deal with states dependent on the Colorado River to conserve water amid the decades-long drought.


States will be required to conserve an unprecedented 3 million-acre-feet of water through 2026 in exchange for about $1 billion in federal funding, the White House announced in a press release Monday.

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