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How Does Arizona Make A Withdrawal From Its Water Bank?

Arizona has been in the midst of drought for a couple of decades now.

In 1996, the Arizona Water Banking Authority was created as a way to save water for when we might need it. Nearly 3.6 million acre-feet of water are currently being stored, which amounts to more than two years of deliveries for the Central Arizona Project.

But there’s one big question left to answer: How do we make a withdrawal from that bank?

According to Tony Davis, the environmental reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, no infrastructure currently exists to pump this water out. He wrote about this for the paper and joined The Show to talk more about it.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.