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Colorado River DCP Signed!

Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying out potential cuts in water deliveries through 2026 to reduce the risks of the river’s reservoirs hitting critically low levels. Yet even as they celebrated the deal’s completion on a terrace overlooking Hoover Dam and drought-stricken Lake Mead, state and federal

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Water Subcabinet

On April 3, a “Water Subcabinet,” addressed members of the Western States Water Council (WSWC), Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP), National Water Resources Association (NWRA) and National Water Supply Association (NWSA) at a Water Infrastructure Forum in Washington, D.C. The subcabinet officials included: Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI)

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Colorado River Basin States/Drought Contingency Plans

On March 19, seven Colorado River Basin States Governors’ representatives and key water districts formally submitted Drought Contingency Plans (DCPs) to Congress for immediate consideration. Signing the letter requesting action were: Thomas Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources; Peter Nelson, Chairman, Colorado River Board of California; L. James Eklund, Colorado Commissioner, Upper Colorado River

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Water Supply Reliability

On February 26, WSWC Executive Director Tony Willardson testified on Water Supply Reliability in the 21st Century before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife (WOW), Chaired by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA). It was part of a month-long series of hearings examining climate change, including the projected impact of shrinking snowpack,

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

WestFAST Federal-State Collaboration: Report and Repository

This report is a primer on Federal/State positions on collaboration for use by those interacting in the issues of water resources in the West.  You can download the report here: Review of Policies, Perspectives, and Expectations for Federal/State Collaboration in Western Water Resource Management  

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: WestFAST|