Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

A boat cruises along Lake Powell near Page on July 31, 2021. Seven states in the U.S. West are facing a deadline from the federal government to come up with a plan to use substantially less Colorado River water in 2023. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

A boat cruises along Lake Powell near Page on July 31, 2021. Seven states in the U.S. West are facing a deadline from the federal government to come up with a plan to use substantially less Colorado River water in 2023. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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