Westerns states facing water cuts should look at Arizona’s recent water legislation

In Politics by Michael Rae

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently announced cuts to the water allotment Nevada and Arizona get from the Colorado River. The cuts—21% for Arizona and 8% for Nevada—demonstrate the water challenges facing Western states. They also highlight the timeliness of the groundbreaking bipartisan water legislation passed in Arizona and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in June.

Arizona is dedicating $1 billion over the next three years to fund water rights acquisition, conveyance, and conservation efforts while allowing the water projects to be established through a wide variety of contracting and procurement methods. This substantial investment better equips Arizona to respond

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