Here's what the new Lake Mead water agreement means for Arizona

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:25am
Updated: Friday, December 31, 2021 - 12:31pm

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Lake Mead
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Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border.

Earlier this month, a number of state and federal water agencies, including the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project, agreed to a plan to add half a million acre-feet of water to Lake Mead in each of the next two years.

Called the 500+ Plan, it’ll compensate water users for not using their allotments.

Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, joined The Show to talk about with the deal means for Arizona.

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