Sen. Sinema, water managers discuss new $4B Colorado River drought aid

HOOVER DAM& — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema launched a new water advisory council at Hoover Dam on Monday to discuss tips on how to spend $4 billion in water and drought aid included within the Inflation Reduction Act.

The $4 billion is supposed to stave off the worst results of drought throughout the Colorado River system, which is affected by overuse and 20 years of drought exacerbated by local weather change.

The results of the drought had been clear Monday as Sinema and regional water officers met at Lake Mead, which sits at simply over one-quarter capability, the identical because the upstream Lake Powell. Federal water officers are anticipated to launch projections subsequent week that would result in new restrictions on water use among the many seven states that depend on the river.

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