Work on a multistate plan to preserve a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West won’t meet a federal deadline.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation gave seven Western states until Monday to complete a drought plan or it will step in to find a solution for the declining Colorado River.

The plan has hinged at various points on Arizona and California.

FILE - This May 1, 2015 photo shows the exposed, fried lakebed of the Salton Seanear Niland, Calif. Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
FILE – This May 1, 2015 photo shows the exposed, fried lakebed of the Salton Seanear Niland, Calif. Work on a multistate plan to address drought on the Colorado River in the U. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Arizona says it’s moving at its own pace on agreements that must be signed among water users in the state.

The situation in California remains shaky.

The Imperial Irrigation District in southern California wants $200 million for a massive, briny lake that’s become an environmental and human health hazard since less water has been flowing into it.

FILE - In this April 14, 2013 file photo, hikers make their way along the banks of the Colorado River near Willow Beach, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
FILE – In this April 14, 2013 file photo, hikers make their way along the banks of the Colorado River near Willow Beach, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

The district says it won’t sign off on the drought plan without a funding commitment for the Salton Sea.

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, a man fishes for tilapia along the receding banks of the Salton Sea near Bombay Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
FILE – In this April 30, 2015 file photo, a man fishes for tilapia along the receding banks of the Salton Sea near Bombay Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2002 file photo, birds find refuge at sunset on the surface of the Salton Sea, one of the largest pit stops for migratory birds in north America, which is at the center of the debate over the future of Southern California water, in the desert near Niland, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2002 file photo, birds find refuge at sunset on the surface of the Salton Sea, one of the largest pit stops for migratory birds in north America, which is at the center of the debate over the future of Southern California water, in the desert near Niland, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - This May 1, 2015 file photo shows the exposed lake bed of the Salton Sea drying out near Niland, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
FILE – This May 1, 2015 file photo shows the exposed lake bed of the Salton Sea drying out near Niland, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)