The Gila River Indian Community Is Back On Board With The Arizona Drought Contingency Plan

By Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:08pm
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:09pm
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Stephen Roe Lewis in 2019.

The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre-feet of water for Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan after an assurance that legislation the tribe opposed is dead.

In a prepared statement, Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis from the Gila River Indian Community said Rep. T.J. Shope from Coolidge told him that there is no way that House Bill 2476 will be resurrected this year. 

KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers joined The Show to talk about what changed.

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