The Biden administration announced its support on Tuesday for a consensus-based, short-term proposal that will promote significant water conservation efforts across the Colorado River basin.

The plan, which involves at least 3 million acre-feet of system-wide usage reductions, serves to tide the region over until current operational guidelines expire at the end of 2026, according to the Department of the Interior.

The administration said it will be harnessing up to $670.2 million in Inflation Reduction Act funds to support more than 1.58 million acre-feet of that total 3 million acre-feet of water conservation.

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