Today, the United States Geological Survey presented new data showing that water levels in the Hualapai Valley in Mohave County, Arizona will continue to decline. The rate of the decline will be influenced by the amount of groundwater pumping and ongoing drought conditions.

In response to those findings, the Water for Arizona Coalition issued the following statement:

“Today’s presentation is a reminder that time is of the essence for Arizona to take additional action to prepare for a drier future, and manage our groundwater resources responsibly. Local water challenges require locally tailored solutions, and the Water for Arizona Coalition stands ready to support rural communities that seek a path forward to more effectively and sustainably manage their water supplies. It’s imperative for Arizona’s state leaders to create policies that give those local communities the tools and support they need to manage groundwater supplies and to secure their water and economic futures.”

About the Water for Arizona Coalition:
The Water for Arizona Coalition is a community of Arizonans who support innovative practices and smart policies to ensure a reliable water supply to meet the state’s needs. Organizational support is provided by solution-oriented groups like American Rivers, Audubon Arizona, Business for Water Stewardship, Environmental Defense Action Fund, and Western Resource Advocates that collectively have over 60,000 Arizona members, as well as hundreds of hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts across the state. Kevin Moran, a longtime Arizonan and former government relations consultant, is the chairman of the Coalition and senior director of EDF’s Colorado River Program.

Contact

Jamie Trafficanda, 720-763-3737, jamie@westernresources.org