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  1. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Releases Updated Operation Plan for Colorado River System Reservoirs

    Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.Cynthia ChandleyAugust 15, 2014

    As such, if Reclamation’s 24-month study prediction holds true, there will be a shortage declared for the 2016 water year. The impact of a shortage declaration would be felt most significantly in Arizona – but the overall impacts are likely to reverberate throughout the Colorado River Basin.Under the decree in Arizona v. California, 373 U.S. 546 (1963), most recently revised at 531 U.S. 1 (2000), Arizona is entitled to 2.8 million acre-feet of Colorado River water each year.Nevada is allocated 300,000 acre-feet and California is allocated 4.