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The groundwater supply in Cochise County is shrinking. Efforts to stop it haven't worked well

There’s been a lot of growth in the Douglas Groundwater Basin in Cochise County over the past several years. And that growth is leading to a shrinking groundwater supply.

There’ve been efforts to limit the amount of pumping that can happen, but as a new investigation found, those efforts have not been all that successful.

Brendon Derr, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, spoke about the issue with The Show.

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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.