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The Colorado River is headed for a water shortage

• BY CHRISTY PLUMER AND JULIE HILL-GABRIEL

These conditions have been especially dire for the Colorado River Basin, which is grappling with a decades-long drought.

As birdwatchers, hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, our members and partners are on the front lines of these changes and the associated impacts to our fish, wildlife, and natural systems. We know that it will take forward-looking solutions and robust support from federal and state leaders to secure the future of the Colorado River.

While Congress just passed a "minibus" spending bill that included key policy provisions to sustain the Colorado River Basin, that is just one of several critical opportunities for Congress to safeguard the drinking water and livelihoods of millions of Americans.

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