(KJZZ) ‘Really Surprising And Really Striking’ — 6 Colorado River Basin States Tell Feds To Slow Down Utah Project

September 15, 2020; Mark Brodie, KJZZ 91.5

LAUREN GILGER: Six of the seven Colorado River Basin states, including Arizona, have sent a letter to the U.S. interior secretary urging him not to fast-track a project that Utah officials are requesting. The Lake Powell Pipeline would run from the lake on the Arizona-Utah border to St. George, Utah. Officials there say the water is needed for that fast-growing community. The six states, though, essentially argue Utah is trying to circumvent the collaborative process all seven states have used to manage the Colorado River. And they say the probability of multi-year litigation is high if that’s allowed to happen. John Fleck is director of the University of New Mexico’s Water Resources Program, and he’s not a fan of the proposed project. He spoke more about it with our co-host, Mark Brodie…”

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