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Time Running Out For Drought Contingency Plan

Supported by Intel

On a weekly basis, we check in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the nation — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

This week's topic is water.

How soon will Arizona go forward and officially adopt a Drought Contingency Plan in accord with the other states that rely on Colorado River water? Are stakeholders and lawmakers fully on board with the need to act quickly?

The head of the Bureau of Reclamation has made it clear that a deadline is rapidly approaching.

To talk about that is the Arizona Republic’s digital opinions editor, Joanna Allhands.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.