California releases its own plan for Colorado River cutbacks National

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Tuesday released a plan detailing how western states that rely on the Colorado River should conserve more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal.

In a letter to the US Bureau of Reclamation, California detailed how states could save between 1 million and nearly 2 million acres of water through new cuts based on the height of Lake Mead, a key reservoir.

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