They may also move the headquarters of its U.S. Geological Survey — best known for monitoring earthquakes and publishing detailed topographical maps — to Denver.
The legislation had the support of all 14 senators representing the Colorado River basin states.
Colorado River basin states want congressional approval by April 22 so that Mexico also will contribute water starting in 2020.
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Seven states have been working for years on drought contingency plans. Arizona and California have missed two deadlines.
The drought plan requires Arizona to find a way to reduce its use of Colorado River water by up to 700,000 acre-feet — more than twice Nevada's yearly allocation under the drought plan.
The other six states in the Colorado River basin have agreed to plans that recognize a long-running drought, the dwindling supply of water and how they intend to cope with it.
A deal was supposed to be signed by the end of 2018, under threat that the water levels on the river would push the federal government to impose its own restrictions.