Colorado Governor Pushes for Dams on Colorado River

Colorado officials, including Governor John Hickenlooper, are pushing for more dams to be built along the Colorado River to boost the state's water supply. State officials believe that the language in the 1922 interstate compact drawn up to divy up use of the river entitles Colorado to 900,000 acre-feet of water that it's not using. The Colorado River delivers water to seven US states and Mexico, serving over 30 million people. Other states that signed the 1992 act governing use of the Colorado are California, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico and Nevada.

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