After years of drought, refusal to regulate groundwater in rural Arizona is taking on toll on Willcox.
ADWR Director Tom Buschatzke and CAP GM David Modeer discuss the status of the state's water supplies.
Why AZ leaders remained calm this month when CA's governor enacted mandatory water restrictions.
June lake level will not determine shortage, nor would shortage signal a crisis.
Reduced runoff to the Colorado River has significantly increased odds of a shortage declaration.
The latest federal forecast for runoff in the Colorado River Basin predicts less runoff into Lake Powell than previously expected.
Budget cuts "have seriously impaired the department's ability to represent the state's interests on critical water issues."
"Despite the fact that we see a shortage on the horizon, we are not in a crisis," said ADWR's Tom Buschatzke.
Although steps have been taken to protect Arizona's future water supply, there is still an urgent need to do more, Senator Flake said.
ADWR Director Tom Buschatzke: ""We are not in kind of the crisis mode that California is in. We are far from it."