The AZ Dept. of Water Resources new Water Development Commission is intended to address the state's "abandonment of rural Arizona, when it comes to unmet water demand" says Verde Independent writer Steve Ayers in a story published today.
Steve writes that the newly formed commission "for the first time calls for investigating the condition of the rural water supplies, identifying what sources of water are available and attempting to put a plan together to move water to where it is needed." [right, Verde River. Credit, Bert Duet, USGS]