water management


Prescott Active Management Area – 4th Management Plan

Since 1980 with passage of the Groundwater Management Act, communities in central Yavapai County and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) have dedicated thousands of hours and millions of dollars to manage groundwater resources in the Prescott Active Management Area (PrAMA). The PrAMA, established with passage of the Act, includes the City of Prescott;


1980 Groundwater Management Act

Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act, passed by state lawmakers in 1980, remains one of the most stringent groundwater codes in the county. It addresses concerns about how to support water supply needs for economic development and residents’ quality of life in areas of the state with a high reliance on groundwater. Five active groundwater management areas

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