MWD increases its Lake Mead withdrawals


For background:

Meanwhile the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has increased the pressure with an ultimatum of its own. Absent a DCP, Met is at risk under the current rules of having its banked water stranded in Lake Mead. DCP would relax those restrictions, but without a DCP, Met has made clear it has no choice but begin taking that water out beginning in January. (Daniel Rothberg explains all this here.) This means Lake Mead drops faster, increasing everyone’s risk, but especially Arizona’s. (Tapping foot, glaring, arms crossed, at Arizona.)

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  1. I said it before and I’ll say it again here — Arizona will remain, per its history, far and away the most recalcitrant Lower Colorado state. Maybe we’ll get the Arizona National Guard sent out to the river again.

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