Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey announced Thomas Buschatzke as head of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).  Buschatzke has been serving as assistant director for the department's Water Planning Division since 2011.  In that capacity, he has been responsible for planning and policy programs for the management of the state's water supplies.  According to the department’s press release, he also manages multiple regulatory and permitting programs and ADWR's water conservation and drought management efforts.

AnnaMarie Knorr

As the California drought emergency continues, the State Water Resources Control Board (The Board) issued a notice late last week advising all water rights holders that if hydrologic conditions do not significantly improve in the next several months, curtailments in 2015 can be expected to be the same as or exceed those seen in 2014.  In its notice, the Board encouraged water holders to plan ahead and to look into additional conservation measures and alternative water supplies.

Gail Delihant

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has declined to consider appeals that challenge water export restrictions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The restrictions, implemented in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, were set forth in 2008 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Dave Puglia

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