Gov. Doug Ducey signed a drought contingency plan Thursday afternoon, six hours ahead of the deadline set by a key federal official for the state to act or face having its Colorado River water supply determined by her.That came despite objections from some legislators who questioned why the state will allow Pinal County farmers to once again pump groundwater for their crops and will also provide cash to help them do it.
- Arizona Republic: How will Arizona cope with Colorado River cutbacks? State’s plan would spread the pain
- InsideClimate News: States rebalance Colorado River use as global warming dries the region
- Bloomberg Environment: Arizona cliches Colorado River water deal by deadline
- Associated Press: Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan