Colorado River users form panels on supply concernMay 28, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
(AP) - Water managers from seven states, Indian tribes and conservation groups are pledging to find ways to wring more from every drop of water in the drought-stricken Colorado River.
Officials ended a Tuesday meeting in San Diego promising an update by the end of the year on the work of panels representing municipal, agricultural, environmental and tribal interests.
Looming shortages are predicted on the river serving some 40 million people in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Mexico also has a stake.
A December report concluded that the river might not be able to meet demands of the regional population by 2060.
Bureau of Reclamation chief Michael Connor says 2013 could be the fourth-driest year in the basin in the past 100 years. Last year was the fifth-driest.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Demonstrations following the grand jury's decision in Ferguson aren't over in Seattle
Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings after Ferguson erupted in flames overnight
The Scene In Seattle
Photos of protesters in Seattle holding 'die-ins' following the Ferguson decision
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.