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Allhands: Why it could be a good thing California and Arizona can’t agree on Colorado River water

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, February 6, 2023 - 11:13am

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Joanna Allhands

California is pitted against Arizona and five other states in a fight over just how to cut millions of acre feet of Colorado River water use — and fast. 

It’s been painted as a battle over who should shoulder the burden to save Lake Powell and Lake Mead and avoid hitting dead pool, a term that sounds as serious as it is.

But Joanna Allhands argues maybe we should look at this conflict a little differently.

Allhands is a columnist for the Arizona Republic. She joined The Show to talk about why.

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