Faced with a looming water crisis in the West, representatives from seven states connected to the Colorado River joined federal officials May 20 at Hoover Dam in Boulder City, Nevada, to sign plans aimed at reducing the risk to water supplies after nearly two decades of drought.

“This is an historic accomplishment for the Colorado River Basin,” said Brenda Burman, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “Adopting consensus-based drought contingency plans represents the best path toward safeguarding the single most import water resource in the western United States.”

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Water Managers signing DCP