In 2007 the Citizen’s Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) board of directors approved this position about the future formation of a regional water district: “CWAG encourages the development of a district or districts in order to help reach safe yield in the Prescott Active Management Area and to preserve the flow of the Upper Verde River.”
It is now 2017 and there is not yet a “jurisdictional” authority working to achieve safe yield. Demand for groundwater continues to increase. The year 2025 looms. It is time for the Coalition to initiate the actions that will result in the creation of a jurisdictional organization that can find a solution for the safe yield problem.
To learn more, view a pdf of CWAG's monthly column in the Daily Courier, published September 2, 2017.