By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch
Local water stakeholders got an update on plans for a separate and more detailed groundwater model for parts of Pinal County Wednesday morning from the Pinal Partnership organization.
The Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield Basin model is being created by a collaboration between Pinal Partnership, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Central Arizona Project, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Pinal County, Pinal County Water Augmentation Authority and several cities, local water companies and irrigation and drainage districts.
Work on collecting and analyzing data for the groundwater model started in November 2018. It will take approximately a year to finish the model, said Valerie Swick from the Bureau of Reclamation.