The U.S. and Mexico joined right into a new agreement Sept. 27 to lessen water use and improve efficiency around the Colorado River hoping slowing the decline of Lake Mead. Here’s just how much water Mexico and 7 Western states are permitted to consider, in acre-ft, in the river every year:
The Southern Nevada Water Authority can get 27,275 acre-ft water because of its initial $3.75 million investment south from the border.
One acre-feet water will give two average valley homes just for more than a year. About 90 % from the valley’s supply of water originates from the Colorado by means of Lake Mead.
■ Utah: 1.seven million.
■ Colorado: 3.9 million.