Print USGS predicts water shortage
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

Groundwater pumping will continue to affect the flow rate in the Verde River over the next century if nothing is done according to a study released last week by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Verde River Basin Partnership.

Tom O’Halleran, Verde River Basin Partnership chairman, spoke about preserving local waters Thursday, April 11, at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex. VRBP speakers addressed several issues that impact Arizona.The results were announced before a packed house Thursday, April 11, at the Camp Verde Unified School District Multi-Use Complex.

The study relied, in part, on data from an April 2011 groundwater flow model that looked at water not just in the Verde Valley but throughout the region, including the watersheds of the Verde, Salt, Little Colorado and Colorado rivers and its role in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai counties.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 10, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.