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Professors, experts at University of Arizona set to hold panel on Arizona Drought Contingency Plan

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Posted at 4:32 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 09:46:20-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Professors, and experts at the University of Arizona will be holding a panel on Monday, March 25 to discuss the Arizona Drought Contingency Plan.

The drought plan was put together in order to prevent Lake Mead and Lake Powell from dropping to elevations that could hurt the state of Arizona.

Currently, there are seven states that use water from the Colorado River, the drought contingency plan would overall reduce how much water each state uses.

Robert Glennon, the author of "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It" will be a part of Monday's panel and says the plan works in favor of the Colorado River.

"The big picture is that the Colorado River has been in drought since the year 2000. So we're now in the 19th year of drought," siad Glennon.

The panel will be held inside of the Roger College of Law. It will start at 5:30 p.m.