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Opinion: Arizona is facing a turning point on water (again), and the Drought Contingency Plan – imperfect as it is – will help us navigate a new reality.
By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic
Arizona doesn’t solve anything by joining the three-state Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (DCP).
Yet it may be as important to our future as the Groundwater Management Act of 1980.
I know. The two pieces of legislation couldn’t be more different.
The Groundwater Act was a long-term deal that has helped us conserve a precious and limited resource in the state’s most populated areas. It has been lauded as forward thinking. Groundbreaking.