Arizona’s top water official not worried yet about lawsuit involving drought plan

Arizona’s top water official says a lawsuit filed Tuesday by California’s Imperial Irrigation District could pose a threat to the newly approved multistate drought contingency plan. / Wikipedia

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Daily Star

Arizona’s top water official says a lawsuit filed Tuesday by California’s Imperial Irrigation District could pose a threat to the newly approved multistate drought contingency plan.

But Tom Buschatzke, director of the Department of Water Resources, said he’s not worried the plan will fall apart — at least not yet.

The lawsuit seeks to block California’s Metropolitan Water District (MWD), the largest wholesale supplier of treated water in the United States, from signing the legal papers to be part of the drought plan.

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