States agree on plan to man­age over­taxed Colorado River

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Seven Southwestern U.S. states that de­pend on the over­taxed Colorado River said Tues­day they have reached ten­ta­tive agree­ments on how to man­age the wa­ter­way amid an un­prece­dented drought. The plans aren’t de­signed to pre­vent a short­age in the river, which wa­ter man­agers said could oc­cur as soon as 2020. In­stead, they’re in­tended to man­age and min­i­mize the prob­lems.

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