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California, other states reach impasse over Colorado River

Original post made on Feb 2, 2023

Despite a federal deadline, California -- the largest user of Colorado River water -- has refused to cut back as much as six other states proposed in a new plan on Tuesday. Imperial Valley growers have the most to lose.

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Posted by Alex M
a resident of Willowgate
on Feb 2, 2023 at 5:06 pm

Alex M is a registered user.

Driving through areas of California that would be naturally arid and almost desert-like, I am always shocked to see idiotic water-intensive practices like attempting to grow rice and almonds in arid areas that would never have supported such crops with the water normally available. You would think in the droughts we've been having, California would have figured out ways to capture water we do get rather than let it drain into the ocean. The antiquated "water rights" concept needs to be reset.

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