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Federal agency warns Colorado River Basin water usage could be cut as drought worsens

By: - June 14, 2022 4:01 pm

LAKE POWELL, Utah - In this aerial view, low water levels are visible at Lake Powell on June 24, 2021. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, low water flows through the Colorado River Basin into two of its biggest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, make mandatory cutbacks likely. The Colorado River Basin supplies water to 40 million people in seven western states. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.