The Colorado River essentially functions like a water bank for the three biggest states in the West: California, Nevada and Arizona.

Fearing that the federal government was about to step in to ration the river, states have been working on a new deal to share water. All this is happening because an ongoing drought along the river has collided with years of overuse by the states, primarily California and Arizona.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Ry Rivard and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia break down how the drying up of the Colorado River could impact West Coast residents.
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