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As Water Cutbacks Loom, How Dire Is The Situation?

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:30am
Updated: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:09pm

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Irrigation canal
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An irrigation canal outside Poston, Arizona, carries water from the Colorado River to alfalfa fields.

This week, The Show covered the lack of monsoon rains and upcoming water cutbacks. While that might set off alarm bells in some people’s minds, the situation may not be quite so dire, not right now anyway.

That is, the powers that be aren’t implementing residential water use limits or requiring specific conservation measures in your homes. According to Warren Tenney, water conservation is just a part of life in the desert.

Warren Tenney is executive director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, and he joined The Show to talk about the upcoming cutbacks.

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