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By Andy Howell | Pinal Central
The big news this week was the Big Boy train rolling through Pinal County with a stop in Casa Grande.
It’s a good thing the historic steam engine didn’t need to take on water, because we don’t have any to spare.
According to a newly released analysis by the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Pinal will exceed its available groundwater supply over the next 100 years.
The department’s data indicates the Pinal County region faces a shortfall of more than 8 million acre-feet of water.