Statement by Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman on historic legislation to implement Drought Contingency Plans

Media Contact: Theresa Eisenman, 202-513-0544, teisenman@usbr.gov

For Release: April 09, 2019

The Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
The Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — I’m pleased that collaborative efforts among the seven Colorado River Basin states, local water agencies, Tribes, non-governmental organizations, Mexico and the Department of the Interior to reduce risk on the Colorado River are succeeding. I applaud Congress for taking prompt action on implementing legislation for the Drought Contingency Plans. This brings us one step closer to supporting agriculture and protecting the water supplies for 40 million people in the United States and Mexico. Working together remains the best approach for all those who rely on the Colorado River.




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Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans