AZ water managers laid out the consequences of a shortage declaration, as well as some details of the much-discussed "Drought Contingency Plan"
AZ wants to ensure that water stored in Mead is maintained there to support the system and can't be taken by other states
U.S. Sen. John McCain testified in favor of the bill, as did Thomas Buschatzke, director of the AZ Department of Water Resources
Mead hits another record low, but states have taken measures that have avoided shortage to date & continue to work to address declines
ADWR, in partnership with the CAP, is preparing a public briefing on the challenges presented by potential shortfalls in Colorado River water allocations.
Editorial: Securing Arizona's water future takes every one of us, as Gov. Doug Ducey was acutely aware
"...it's extraordinary collaboration. It's extraordinary in terms of its scope and scale and the fact that people are staying at the table and working together."
Governor: We're not going to allow bills that get in the way of the 1980 Act or take away from the work of the people that have come before in protecting AZ's water.
Governor Ducey vetoes SB1268 & SB1400, stating that the certainty and sustainability of Arizona water is a top priority.
A public briefing has been scheduled to inform water-users statewide about the complex challenges the region may face in coming years