(LAS VEGAS, NV – Dec. 13, 2018) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman provided a Jan. 31 deadline for lower Colorado River Basin states to reach an agreement on drought contingency plans (DCPs) during a speech today at the Colorado River Water Users Association Conference.
“Commissioner Brenda Burman provided timely leadership and a necessary catalyst for the basin states to get our work done on drought contingency plans by Jan. 31. In Arizona, we have a balanced DCP Implementation Plan framework that enjoys broad-based support. We need to keep working to refine the plan, increase the certainty of funding for Pinal agriculture mitigation and make the case with the state legislature to pass the needed legislation as soon as possible.”
- Kevin Moran, Senior Director, Colorado River Program, and Chair, Water for Arizona Coalition
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