Water Supply Is Cut – More Drought Coming!

CA To Cut Back On Water Supplies

CA To Cut Back On Water Supplies

(AmericanProsperity.com) – The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), which is in charge of America’s water resources, declared in July the Basin States needed to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet, or nearly 652 billion gallons, of the resource next year. The call to action was part of an effort by the commission to protect the Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoirs. California recently asserted it would cut back on its usage to help with the conservation process.

The Colorado River Board in the Golden State recently wrote a letter to officials at the USBR declaring they would reduce their water usage by 400,000 acre-feet, around 130 billion gallons, beginning in 2023 through 2026. While that may seem like a lot, which it certainly is, it only makes up about 9% of the state’s consumption. The board mentioned the reduction would be going toward “stabilizing the Colorado River reservoir,” which would typically be used in the state’s communities and agriculture.

The action comes at a time when the region desperately needs to conserve water, with a severe drought and high consumption contributing to shortages in Lake Mead. Experts, like senior water program manager Chris Kuzdas of the Environmental Defense Fund, have admitted that while this is a crucial first step, California’s cutback isn’t nearly enough.

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