‘This is our water, and it’s our turn to grow’
Mohave County’s water dilemmas were the topic of discussion Wednesday afternoon, as residents and their legislators gathered for a public hearing at a meeting of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.
People from all throughout Mohave County, and even some from La Paz County, were in the Mohave County Administration Building to have their concerns and voices heard, as well as to hear what their legislators and fellow residents had to say.
The appropriation of $100,000 to find the remaining amount of groundwater in the Hualapai Valley Basin and the rate at which it’s depleting, a drought contingency plan, and the USGS study assessing the impacts of groundwater withdrawals were all topics of discussion. But the majority of citizens were primarily concerned with Colorado River water being transferred away from the main stem or leaving the county.