The federal government and municipal water providers in four Western states have reached an agreement to fund Colorado River conservation projects.
The $11 million deal was announced Thursday. Municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the Bureau of Reclamation have agreed to fund projects to conserve Colorado River water.
Denver Water CEO Jim Lockhead said Denver is one of the four municipalities participating in the program.
Lockhead said half of Denver’s water supply comes from the Colorado River.