Water-sharing agreement with Mexico could boost water levels at Lake Mead
Oct. 12, 2017
A new agreement between Arizona and Mexico plans to raise water levels at Lake Mead and push talks of drought-contingency plans among states that draw from the Colorado River.
Lake Meade is the United State’s largest water reservoir and provides water from the Colorado River to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico. The agreement – known as Minute 323 – outlines how much water Mexico will get in the event of shortages and surplus. Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University, believes this agreement is a step in the right direction to help prevent a crisis in the event of drought.