California Considers Limiting Colorado River Use

David Lam
By David Lam
September 16Californiashare

California is deciding whether or not it should conserve water being drawn from the Colorado River as the river and its main reservoir are dropping to exceptionally low levels.

State officials are determining whether or not to cut water drawn from the Colorado River by at least 100 acre-feet at the behest of the federal government.

An ongoing drought in California is stressing the Colorado River and its reservoir, Lake Mead. The main area affected by the proposed water cuts would be the Imperial Irrigation District.

But the water district says that they are already doing their best to conserve half a million acre-feet of water.