The Colorado River Compact is a 1922 agreement among seven U.S. states in the basin of the Colorado River in the American Southwest governing the allocation of the water rights to the river's water among the parties of the interstate compact. The agreement was signed at a meeting at Bishop's Lodge, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, by representatives of the seven states the Colorado river and its tributaries pass through on the way to Mexico.
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... In recent years, the compact has become the focus of even sharper criticism, in the wake of a protracted decrease in rainfall in the region ... of water allocated was based on an expectation that the river's average flow was 16,400,000 acre feet (20.2 km3) per year (641 m³/s) ... tree ring studies, however, have concluded that the long-term average water flow of the Colorado is significantly less ...
... cases, all dealing with disputes over water distribution from the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and California ... water to which Arizona was entitled under the Colorado River Compact of 1921. 341 (1934) Arizona argued that the Colorado River Compact was unconstitutional ...
... dependent on its water for both agricultural and domestic needs, the Colorado River is considered one of the "most controlled, controversial and litigated rivers in the world" ... Often called "America's Nile", the Colorado is so carefully managed – with basin reservoirs capable of holding four times the river's annual flow – that each drop of its water is used an ... One of the earliest water projects in the Colorado River basin was the Grand Ditch, a 16-mile (26 km) diversion canal that sends water from the Never Summer Mountains ...
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“The powers of the federal government ... result from the compact to which the states are parties, [and are] limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that compact.”
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