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County water advisory group considers its future
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 13:21

The Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from the nine incorporated communities in Yavapai County who meet regularly to discuss water issues affecting growth and other issues, including the Verde River.Doug Von Gausig, mayor of Clarkdale, left, speaks next to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Chip Davis at the water committee meeting on May 21. Von Gausig reported that the two new Verde River parks have been open for two weeks, and on Wednesday, June 18, the Tapco site will be open to vehicular traffic.

The committee was created in 1999, a time when Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman said that studies were indicating that the county’s population could double over the next 10 years.

Here in the desert, there’s only so much water to go around and that much potential growth called for responsible water management.

There was growth, although it wasn’t enough that the population doubled.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 28, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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