Drastic water cuts expected as ‘megadrought’ grips western US states

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Officials say Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming must figure out how to use 15% less water

Water cuts are expected to be announced Tuesday to western states in the grip of a severe “megadrought” that has dropped levels in the country’s largest two reservoirs to record lows.

The flow of the Colorado river, which provides water to more than 40 million people across seven states and Mexico, will be stemmed to reduce supply to Arizona and Nevada initially, if the federal government confirms the proposal.

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