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Drought Contingency Plan Workshop Materials

Post Date:10/10/2018

Ongoing drought on the Colorado River has led to a decline in the elevation of Lake Mead. Faced with the possibility of curtailments as early as 2020, the Secretary of the Interior has reignited drought contingency talks and is calling on river contractors to resume efforts to adopt a Drought Contingency Plan.


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USBR - Upper and Lower Basin DCPs – Final Review Draft [Web Link]

USBR - Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plans [Web Link]

2007 Interim Guidelines for Coordinated Operations, ICS and Shortages ROD [PDF]
USBR - Colorado River Interim Guidelines for  Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead [Web Link]
Handout - Drought Contingency Planning Process Workshop II [PDF] 10/09/2018
DCP Public Workshop Video Recording 10/09/2018
DCP Public Workshop Video Recording 8/28/2018


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