Dcp Agreement

In response to the persistent historical drought in the Colorado Basin River and in order to reduce the likelihood that colorado River reservoirs – particularly Lake Powell and Lake Mead – will continue to decline to critical levels, the 7 Colorado River Basin States, along with water rights holders in the Lower Basin, have developed a series of contract designs for the implementation of drought contingency DCPs (DCPs) in upper and lower basins. The agreements include a drought contingency plan for the upper Colorado watershed and a drought contingency plan for the lower Colorado basin. The Colorado River is governed by a complex series of laws, court decisions, and agreements known as the Law of the River. The cornerstone of the Law of the River is the Colorado River Compact of 1922. .