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.

Efficiency projects

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: million.

■ Colorado: 3.9 million.

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