/ Modified jan 8, 2018 12:50 p.m.

Understanding Water Challenges for Agricultural Communities

Arizona would take the biggest reduction in the Lower Basin of the Colorado River.

For years now, Lake Mead's so-called "bathtub ring" has been a sign of less water flowing into the reservoir. Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico rely on Lake Mead for their allotments from the Colorado River.

If a shortage is declared, federal guidelines dictate that Arizona take the biggest reductions in the lower basin. University of Arizona Professor George Frisvold explains the immediate challenges a shortage would create for Arizona's agricultural communities.

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