Arizona and Its Colorado River Water: A Public Briefing on Potential Allocation Shortfalls in the Works

When: May 18, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: ADWR Verde Conference Room, 3550 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85012

Historically and traditionally, Arizona has taken action to avoid water crises. In the midst of the still raging 16-year drought, the state will be taking one more highly public action. ADWR, in partnership with the CAP, is organizing a public briefing to inform water-users statewide about the complex challenges the region may face in coming years. With the water levels of Lake Mead inexorably dropping as a result of persistent drought and chronic over-allocation, the state is on the crisis-fighting clock once again. Action options on the table include an agreement — still under negotiation among the three Lower Basin states, Arizona, California and Nevada — to accept new, unprecedented allocation cuts in coming years. As described by ADWR’s Director Tom Buschatzke, those actions could include Arizona and Nevada taking additional cuts, at higher levels, in their allocations than the cuts already accepted by the states in 2007. They also could include allocation reductions for California, an unprecedented event.

Download the flyer here.

The briefing may also be viewed at a satellite location:

CAP Headquarters — 23636 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 85024
CAP Tucson — 10900 W Twin Peaks Rd, Tucson, 85743

For questions, please contact Michelle Moreno, 602.771.8530.

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