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Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study


On December 12, 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation released a study which concludes that with implementation of additional measures, projected future imbalances in supply and demand on the Colorado River can be successfully managed. The study concludes that by 2060, and in some cases by 2025, future demands on Colorado River water may exceed the available supplies. The study shows prudent planning and targeted investments in additional water supplies and conservation efforts will sustain the Colorado River system into the future.

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Next Steps:

The Arizona Department of Water Resources has been working with the Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River Basin states and stakeholders as part of the next steps phase to address the projected water supply and demand imbalances in the Colorado River Basin.


Link to Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Moving Forward:


Link to Next Steps Phase 1:


Link to Coordination Team:


Link to Municipal and Industrial Conservation and Water Reuse Workgroup:


Agricultural Conservation, Productivity and Water Transfers Workgroup:


Environmental and Recreational Flows Workgroup: