Wednesday, December 20

The Department of the Interior has announced that several western water agencies reached an agreement to conserve up to 643,000 acre-feet of Lake Mead’s water through 2025.

Lake Mead, created by the Hoover Dam to add to the capacity to the Colorado River, is the largest water reservoir in the United States. Conserving the reservoir’s diminishing levels has become the focus of federal and state agencies as drought conditions have continued to impact the western states. 

“Addressing the drought crisis requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, and close collaboration among federal, state, Tribal, and local communities,” said Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton. “When we work together, we can find solutions to meet the challenges of these unprecedented drought conditions.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Commissioner Touton as she facilitates water conservation efforts in the Colorado River Basin.
  • For Secretary Deb Haaland to be prudent as she heads the Department of the Interior.
  • For the president and members of his administration as they support water management in the West.
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