Unlike central Arizona, most of the rural areas of the state do not have limits on pumping.
While predictions for this year's El Nino are big, it won't solve the drought.
Mayor Rothschild: "I'm grateful for what Tucson has done to secure a safe and sustainable water supply."
CA & AZ farmers pushing to drill wells, pump unregulated water in Cochise Co, triggering intense rivalries.
AZ I See It: Smart irrigation techniques could reduce landscape water use by about 25%.
Thanks to heavy spring and summer rains in Colorado, it is now unlikely we will see a Colorado River shortage in either 2016 or 2017.
Drillers hold the keys to Arizona's "drought insurance policy," water stored underground for times of shortage.
Our View: Cities should begin using water as another economic-development tool in the current age of drought.
Despite the headline, a wet May has actually improved the outlook for avoiding shortage in 2016.
Innovative new ordinance connects land planning and water supplies.