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US, Mexico reach deal on Colorado River sharing

Agreement called most important since 1944 treaty

CORONADO, Calif. — The United States and Mexico agreed Tuesday to rewrite rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort to create a united front against future droughts.

The far-reaching agreement signed near San Diego gives Mexico badly needed storage capacity by granting rights to put some of its river water in Lake Mead, which stretches across Nevada and Arizona.

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