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Water levels in Colorado River reservoirs like Lake Mead, shown here in 2018, and Lake Powell continued to fall to dangerously low levels in 2022, triggering a series of cuts in the amount of water states can pull from the river beginning this year. Experts say they expect there will be more cuts to come. (Corey Hawk/Cronkite News)

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2023 water reductions may be just the beginning
Experts say more cuts can be expected if drought conditions continue

Experts say few Arizona residents will notice any immediate change to the availability of water in their daily lives after Jan. 1, when steep cuts will be imposed on the amount of water the state can draw from the Colorado River.

By Ryan Knappenberger, Cronkite News January 10, 2023