NBC12 News: Water planning continues

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phoenix's Channel 12 News reported despite low levels at Lake Mead and the Colorado River, the impact of the drought in Arizona is not as dire as California: Kathleen Ferris, senior fellow at Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Arizona Municipal Water Users Association policy advisor, said Arizona water managers are concerned about the drought, but have planned for shortages for decades.

"There are areas of the state that are in worse shape, primarily because they rely on groundwater," Ferris said. "Competition for that supply in certain areas is increasing while the drought is lessening recharge to groundwater supplies."

While both California and Arizona are impacted by the drought, the states do not have the same water supply situation.

READ: Arizona drought: Not dire, but water planning continues