Water for Arizona Coalition Notes Progress on Interstate Drought Contingency Plan

Momentum builds to secure final drought plan approval following Gov. Ducey’s signature of the bill

March 4, 2019
Ronna Kelly, 415-293-6161, rkelly@edf.org

(PHOENIX, AZ – March 4, 2019) The Water for Arizona Coalition today lauded the state’s progress towards the completion of an interstate Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) to protect the Colorado River, noting key momentum in recent days toward finalizing the needed auxiliary agreements.

“We’ve seen encouraging momentum towards finalizing the DCP in recent days. The Phoenix City Council approved DCP-related agreements last month and we expect Tucson to take action soon. We urge all parties to continue taking the steps needed to get the DCP in place.”

  • Kevin Moran, Senior Director for the Colorado River Program at Environmental Defense Fund and Chair of the Water for Arizona Coalition

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