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Legislature to tackle omnibus drought plan bill

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The calcium markings on the rock formations in Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir, show the impact of a 18-year drought on water levels. /Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News

 

By: Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times

When the Legislature convenes on Jan. 14, lawmakers will almost immediately have to consider legislation to implement a multi-state solution to an imminent water shortage on the Colorado River.

State legislators will have mere weeks to pass a complex Colorado River drought plan by Jan. 31 — the deadline imposed by federal officials.

But there’s no legislation yet.

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