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Hickenlooper Statement on Colorado River Announcement

Apr 11, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, following the release of a new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for near-term Colorado River operations released by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement marks an important step in planning for a drier West. As the Colorado River Basin faces the stresses of climate-driven drought, states and stakeholders must work towards a collaborative, seven-state solution for managing water scarcity that honors our communities, the sovereignty of Tribes, and the concerns of agricultural producers. No matter how promising this year’s snowpack is, we must prepare for less water in the river on which we rely.”


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