May 1, 2023 | Monthly Briefings

May 2023 “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

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Colorado River Supplies Get a Boost 
Long-Term Solutions Still Remain Elusive

Above-average snowpack and projected runoff will send more water from the Colorado River Basin’s Lake Powell to Lake Mead this year, but federal officials warned that hard decisions still loom when they out rolled long-term alternatives to managing the river last month.

“We’ve had other good precipitation years during this 23-year drought, and yet the downward trajectory of the system has worsened,” Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau said last month at Hoover Dam. “We cannot kick the can on finding solutions.”

CLICK HERE to download the PDF Version of the May 2023 edition of the “Monthly Briefing”, where you can read more about this and these other important issues to Western water users, from a perspective that you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Five Witnesses with Alliance Ties Testify at House Field Hearing    
  • Alliance General Counsel Testifies at ESA Hearing                        
  • Reclamation Unveils Climate Change Adaptation Strategy             
  • DOI Dishes Out Major Infrastructure Funding                 
  • Alliance Requests Sec. Vilsack to Engage in Columbia River Mediation
  • Central Valley Water Users Receive Full Allocations….Warming Weather Raises Flooding Concerns  
  • Klamath Project Gets Fraction of Needed Supply ….Massive River Fish Flows Anticipated                 
  • House Fails to Override Biden’s Veto of WOTUS Resolution                                              
  • President Biden Issues Executive Order on Environmental Justice                          
  • A Big “Thank You” to our New and Supporting Members! 

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