Sunsites resident calls for action on water rights
COCHISE COUNTY — The president of the Pearce/Sunsites Chamber of Commerce has called upon the Arizona State Legislature to immediately begin a study “for the adjudication of water rights in the State of Arizona.”
“The 800-pound gorilla in the room that no one in Phoenix wants to talk about is getting ready to wreak havoc on our aquifers and reservoirs,” Murray J. McClelland said in his Aug. 28 e-mail to State Sen. Gail Griffin, and Reps. David Gowan and David Stevens.
He went on to say that Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the Colorado River Compact system, providing water to more than 40 million people in five western states – including 80-percent of Arizona’s population.
He added that it is also Southern Nevada’s primary source of hydro-electric power… Read Full Article