Lake Mead: Yuma Desal Plant Maintenance Will Cost Millions More

6 May 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHOENIX, Arizona

Maintenance of the Yuma Desal Plant, built in 1992 to treat agricultural runoff and conserve water in Lake Mead may need millions more than anticipated, even to operate at a small fraction of capacity (News Observer)."The plant takes salty water from the agricultural drainage system, separates the salt . and generates clean water that it delivers to the Colorado River to Mexico," explained Chuck Cullom, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Colorado River Programs manager.The plant is a joint project between the US Bureau of Reclamation, the CAP and other water partners. It was intended to protect Arizona and other states that rely on Lake Mead, even during droughts, and replenish the Colorado River...

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