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Studies and Experts Agree: Withdrawing Groundwater from the Big Chino Valley Will Reduce Flow in the Verde River!

Independent experts have made the title statement “Withdrawing Groundwater from the Big Chino Valley Will Reduce Flow in the Verde River” on numerous occasions over many years. However, public officials with an interest in withdrawing groundwater from the Big Chino Valley and piping it to the Prescott region for new subdivisions have frequently rejected these expert determinations. Their rejections have not been accompanied by rigorous analysis and evaluation of the data. Given the prominent voices of public officials, it is easy to see why the public can be confused.

In this paper, we bring forth the words of the independent studies and experts in the hope that the public can better decide whom and what to believe.

View the whitepaper here.

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