News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Town Hall Meeting regarding Central Arizona Project water rights and transfer on Tuesday.
A town hall meeting regarding Central Arizona Project water rights and transfer will be held at 5:30pm MST on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at the Mohave Valley Fire Department Station 81, located at 1451 Willow Drive, in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
According to Mohave County Supervisor Lois Wakimoto, the proposed sale is to the rights to nearly 14,000 acre feet of water from farms in the Mohave Valley, Arizona to be use in the Phoenix, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona areas.
In 1989, the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District passed a resolution and revised the resolution in 2008 prohibiting the transfer of contracted water outside Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District boundaries, but that resolution could change if the Central Arizona Project board votes to change it.
In September 2017, the Central Arizona Project’s governing board, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, approved the purchasing of 7 farms in the Mohave Valley, Arizona for $34 million and their associated water rights for the purpose of securing rights to water from the Colorado River and to implement a rotational fallowing program to generate a water supply for Central Arizona Project Groundwater Replenishment District.
The Central Arizona Project is attempting to close the deal by mid February 2018.
The Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors all have passed resolutions objecting to the acquisition of water rights by Central Arizona Water Conservation District and any movement of the water outside the district.
The community is urged to attend this town hall meeting to learn more about the proposed sale or to address any concerns or issues regarding the water transfer or water rights.
For more information about the town hall meeting, please contact Mohave County Supervisor Lois Wakimoto at: 1 (928) 758-0739.
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