Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Funding Amount$300,000,000.00
Bureau Name Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Mechanism Financial Assistance
New? No
Funding Mechanism Financial Assistance

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients Open
Program Description The Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan aims to reduce the risk of Lake Mead and Lake Powell reaching critically low elevations. The DCP requires additional water savings contributions by Lower Basin States, allows for flexibility for water storage and recovery to incentivize conservation, requires Reclamation to implement programs designed to create or conserve additional water in the Lower Basin (subject to available appropriations), and provides for drought response operations and demand management in the Upper Basin.
Eligible Uses Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan actions
Statutory Location 40901
Federal Cost Share Requirement TBD