By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic
If it feels like we’ve been down this road with groundwater before, you’re not imagining it.
It was two decades ago, when dozens of water professionals spent 2½ years finalizing a plan to address unsustainable pumping that – surprise! – still exists today.
The governor’s water committee offered roughly 50 recommendations, on everything from restricting the size of exempt wells to creating incentives to develop on farmland instead of raw desert, to creating a comprehensive plan to preserve groundwater in Pinal.