The Arizona State Legislature today passed their portion of the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan. This is historic for Arizona and on the deadline set by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. The consensus plan preserves the levels of Lake Mead and mitigates the losses if and when the Lake reaches below Tier 1 and 2 levels. This plan protects the water rights in Yuma and offsets losses to central Arizona and Pinal County farmers.

AnnaMarie Knorr

In February 2018, the State Water Board revised the Waste Discharge Requirements (Order) for the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed. The revised Order includes a new drinking water well monitoring requirement. Beginning on January 1, 2019, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition (ESJWQC) members must monitor drinking water wells on their enrolled parcels for nitrates.

Gail Delihant


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Water supply is ranked by Western Growers' members as one of the most important sustainability priorities requiring the association's full attention and support.  It is something WG's staff focuses on every day.

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