Bipartisan Group of Senators Head Down Colorado River

Time is running out for Colorado Basin water preservation.

A group of bipartisan Senators began a tour of the Colorado River, starting at its headwaters in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The senators’ tour will take them to key infrastructure sites along the river, where they will meet with local residents and officials to discuss how best to cut back on water consumption.

This tour will show the senators’ support for the local governments enduring the current water crisis, but will also emphasize how important it is for them to find a solution for emergency water conservation. The governments of the Colorado River Basin states missed two key deadlines for water conservation proposals this past year; one in mid-August, and one on January 31, for which they turned in two opposing proposals instead of one unified plan.

“We’re in the middle of a 1,200-year drought,” Senator Michael Bennet, who organized the tour, said at a Monday press conference. “We’re going to have to find a way for the Upper Basin and Lower Basin states to come together.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the states in the Colorado River Basin quickly come to a sustainable water conservation solution.
  • That the senators’ tour of the Colorado River churns up invaluable input for potential solutions.
  • For Congress as they work with states to create a tangible future for America.

Sources: The Hill


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