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Upper Colorado River Commission Responds to Bureau of Reclamation Call for Water Conservation with 5 Point Plan

In coordination with the other Upper Division States of New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, Colorado is taking action in response to the call from the Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton to the Colorado River Basin states to conserve a total of 2-4 million acre-feet to protect critical infrastructure at Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

Commissioner Mitchell Statement on US Dept of Interior Actions to Reduce Risk to Lake Powell Elevations and Critical Infrastructure

April 12, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed a reduction in the annual release volume from Lake Powell from 7.48 to 7.0 million acre-feet for water year 2022. This is based on the Department's determination that additional actions are needed to protect dam operations and hydropower production, and to address public health and safety concerns.

Below is a statement from Colorado River Commissioner Becky Mitchell: