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No immediate water shortages projected for Pinal farmers

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By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central

Farmers and other users of Colorado River water in Pinal County will not have to worry about additional water shortages for the rest of this year.

Rain and snowfall levels, along with conservation efforts by all of the states that share Colorado River water, have banked enough water that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation may not have to reduce the amount of water it releases to Arizona for the rest of the year, said Bret Esslin from the Arizona Department of Water Resources’ Colorado River Management Section at a meeting of the Groundwater Users Advisory Council for the Pinal Active Management Area Wednesday morning.

Esslin was referring to a two-year water level forecast study for Lake Mead and Lake Powell that the bureau released in August.

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