This means Arizona’s precious flowing rivers are at risk — along with the state’s long-term economic health and the resilience of Arizona’s rural communities.
Take action today, and tell the state legislature: It's time to protect Arizona's groundwater.
The Arizona Republic's recent serios of articles on "Arizona's Next Water Crisis" exposed the dangers of unregulated groundwater pumping — and highlighted a recent Arizona State University report that warns that groundwater supplies are unlikely to keep up with development in some of Arizona’s biggest cities.
We have no time to waste: More than one-third of Arizona’s perennial river miles have already dried up, largely because of groundwater pumping.
Luckily, it’s a problem we can fix — as long as the state legislature takes action.
- Heather Shelby, Action Network Manager
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The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona played a critical role in a historic seven-state agreement to conserve water from the Colorado and build a more resilient future in the face of a nearly two-decade drought.