Dryness in Arizona creates concerns for the future
PHOENIX — The state of Arizona will not go dry in 2014, but there are water concerns about the future, according to AZcentral.com.
It was reported last week by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center that Arizona’s watersheds received around half of the normal January precipitation.
The Southwest has been experiencing the biggest dry spell in 400 years, according to tree-ring analysis.
Arizona, however, is not in the same position as California. The state has enough water stored to carry them through at least another year without there being shortages.
“Huge difference between us and California,” said Executive Director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Kathleen Ferris.
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