Deal will let Mexico store water in U.S. - Tucson News Now

Deal will let Mexico store water in U.S.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tucson News Now) - Government officials from the U.S. and Mexico plan to sign a landmark agreement to share Colorado River water during times of drought and surplus.

The agreement to be signed Tuesday allows Mexico to store water in Lake Mead.  It also lets the U.S. release water to replenish wetlands in the Colorado River delta south of the border.
   
U.S. entities could also invest in infrastructure improvements in Mexico in return for a share of the water those projects would save.

The Colorado River helps provide water to Tucson through the Central Arizona Project.

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