Paid not to farm? Expanded Colorado River program divides farm community

Lake Mead water levels behind the Hoover Dam in May 2022 show the effect of long-term drought on water levels there. One plan to prop up water levels in the Colorado River basin is to pay farmers in Upper Basin states to converse water. (Christopher Clark/Bureau of Reclamation via Cronkite News)

Lake Mead water levels behind the Hoover Dam in May 2022 show the effect of long-term drought on water levels there. One plan to prop up water levels in the Colorado River basin is to pay farmers in Upper Basin states to converse water. (Christopher Clark/Bureau of Reclamation via Cronkite News)

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