The director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources said he's not worried the plan will fall apart — at least not yet.
It buys Arizona some time to deal with the fact that the state is headed into a hotter and drier future.
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Irrigation districts want the money to drill new wells and build canals because they'll lose river water under the drought plan.
Arizona and other Western states appear unlikely to meet March 4 deadline.
Before agreeing to turn over some of its water to state, Gila River tribe wants more assurances.
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The drought contingency plan gives Pinal farmers big help but gives public leverage to demand conservation.
The deal means Arizona must reduce its draw from the Colorado River by up to 700,000 acre feet between now and 2026.
Arizona farmers, who use more water than the national average, say efficiency has to be economically viable.
As written, it's "business as usual" for state, says Sandy Bahr.
Legislative leaders say they've yet to see the wording of a final plan for drought contingency.
Arizona and other Colorado River Basin states must start immediately on a followup plan, former governor says.
But leaders of Arizona's biggest water agencies say they're confident of getting them resolved.
Warning is meant to prod Arizona and California into quickly approving drought contingency plans to deal with declining river flows.
Feds are pleased at Arizona's progress toward approving a plan to leave water in Lake Mead.
He says the plan must equitably divide up the pain of Arizona having less water.
Plan to deal with less Colorado River water being available for Arizona has backing of cities, tribes, but farms, developers are wary.
A drought contingency plan, which still requires approval by lawmakers and others, would pay to have water previously stored underground pumped out to be used to meet at least some the needs of farmers and others who otherwise would find themselves going without.
Everyone's hoping for a compromise measure but it's not clear if this will be the ultimate fix.
There's a wide gap between Pinal County farmers and the Gila River Indians over how to protect the Colorado River and Lake Mead.
Water levels at Lake Mead, the source of Central Arizona Project water serving Tucson and Phoenix, is being kept just above mandated CAP cutbacks.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is pushing states in both the Upper and Lower Basins of the Colorado River to reach agreement this year on drought planning.