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Yuma desalting plant could boost US water supply to Mexico during drought

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Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
Photo by Steve Shadley-KJZZ
Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.

The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.

The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River. Federal and state officials say a water shortage is possible for millions of people in Arizona and other states by 2016. 

As KJZZ's Steve Shadley reports, a rarely used desalting plant in Yuma could start sending water to Mexico in an effort to keep U.S. reservoirs full.

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