GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Time is running out for the Colorado River Basin states to conjure up a conservation plan before the Federal government steps in.

Back in June, the Federal government gave the Colorado River states 60 days to create a plan to conserve 2 to 4 million acre-feet of water.

The conservation is much needed as reservoirs are hitting all-time lows from Colorado to California.

But actually creating a plan to conserve water is a whole other issue.

“The position of the upper basin states is that the lower basin states have continuously overused their allotment,” said Scott McInnis, a Mesa County commissioner and member of the Colorado River Conservation.

The 60 days deadline ends Saturday, August 13th and it seems like no plan will be put together before then.

Scott McInnis told me that these are his personal opinions. He does not speak for the whole of the Colorado River Conservation.