On Friday, April 2, 2021, the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Central Arizona Project released a joint statement on the presumption of a “Tier 1” shortage declaration on the Colorado River.
A “Tier 1” shortage declared on the river will result in an additional 320,000 acre-feet cut, for a total of 520,000 acre-feet reduction per year starting in 2022. These expanded cuts will impact agriculture operations in central Arizona, namely Pinal County, the hardest. Delivery of Colorado River water will be reduced by nearly 50% in 2022, then terminated in 2023 and thereafter.
For more information, contact Western Growers’ Arizona Government Affairs Manager Robert Medler at email@example.com or (949) 308-5658.
Start Growing Today
Farming has never been more challenging, which is why Western Growers invests in fully committed advocates – your advocates – in Sacramento, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. Only Western Growers offers members so many business services, supported by more than 400 dedicated employees.