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Arizona and neighboring states reached historic deal to protect the future of Colorado River

Big news Monday morning about the imperiled future of the Colorado River. 

After months of uncertainty and multiple failed agreements about the future of the Colorado River, Arizona, California and Nevada have reached an historic deal.

The deal calls for the U.S. government to pay various interests in these three states more than a billion dollars, provided they temporarily use less water about 3 million acre feet of water over the next three years. 

The Show spoke with Luke Runyon, who covers the Colorado River for KUNC in Colorado about what that means for all of us who live in these states.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.