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Trump Signs Water-Saving Measure for Seven Southwestern States

April 16, 2019, 11:10 PM

A water-management plan agreed to by seven Southwestern states to respond to drought conditions in the Colorado River basin took a big step forward April 16 when President Donald Trump signed a bill authorizing the pact.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act would sanction the deal by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to use less water in order to keep supplies in Lake Mead and Lake Powell from getting dangerously low. The next step for the plan is ratification by those states.

The Senate on April 9 passed the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan ...