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Peoria water reductions could come sooner than expected

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By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net

Due to two decade’s worth of drought and climate change and other factors, the water level on Lake Mead, the Valley’s biggest supply of Central Arizona Project water, has a nearly 60 percent chance of dropping to a shortage level in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

This will decrease the amount of water that can be taken from the Colorado River system by Arizona, and could eventually lead to higher costs flowing down to residents.

“The federal government has determined the Colorado River, one of our primary sources of water, no longer has the ability  to provide the total water needs for region, Peoria included,” said Deputy City Manager Erik Strunk.

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