By Joanna Allhands
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)
The battle to determine how Arizona handles future water-supply cuts is quickly becoming a war.
And, yes, that’s as bad for the state as it sounds.
Arizona is working with Nevada and California to more equitably share deeper water-allocation cuts once Lake Mead drops below 1,075 feet of elevation. It’s called the drought contingency plan, and it’s a big deal because according to current agreements, Arizona is first in line for cuts while California takes none.
That’s hardly fair.