California holds out as western states agree to cut Colorado River water use

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State says it will release own plan as six others to dramatically cut water use from river stressed by drought and overuse

Six western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.

California – with the largest allocation of water from the river – is the lone holdout. Officials said the state would release its own plan.

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