The federal government recently has acted to address the effects of the “megadrought” in the western half of the United States. These steps include (1) allocation of historic funding amounts to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) for the rebuilding of critical water infrastructure and water conservation programs in the West; and, within the last week, (2) a proposal to intervene in the Colorado River Compact negotiations to break a deadlock by imposing across-the-board water delivery reductions to the “lower basin” states of California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Continue reading the full GT Alert.