/ Modified aug 23, 2021 9:48 a.m.

Water shortage on Colorado River triggers supply cuts for Arizona

The shortage means Arizona will see its share of water from the river slashed by 18% next year.

 
     

The federal government officially declared a water shortage on the Colorado River this week, a historic move that comes as ongoing drought sends water levels on Lake Mead falling to historic lows.

The shortage means Arizona will see its share of water from the river slashed by 18% next year.

AZPM's Christopher Conover explains what the cuts will mean for Arizonans.

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