Nevada, two other states throw Lake Mead a $200 million lifeline


Associated Press

The "bathtub ring" at Lake Mead shows how the vital reservoir has been shrinking.

As the Southwest struggles with a two-decade-plus drought, Nevada, California, and Arizona agreed to bank more water in the rapidly shrinking Lake Mead.

The states signed the so-called 500-Plus-Plan at last week's annual meeting of the Colorado River Water Users Association in Las Vegas.

Hear from KUNC reporter Alex Hager, who covers Colorado River issues.

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