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Allocations of the Colorado River

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Wikipedia has developed this chart to show how the Colorado River is allocated. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has published the text of the 1922 Colorado River Compact. The document was developed at a time when the river was flush, and there has been less water to share -- among users and the environment -- as demands on the water supplies have grown.

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