Non-Indian Agricultural Priority Central Arizona Project Water Reallocation
The Arizona Water Settlements Act and the Arizona Water Settlement Agreement provided for the reallocation of 96,295 acre-feet of relinquished Non-Indian Agricultural (NIA) Priority Central Arizona Project (CAP) water. This water was reallocated to the Arizona Department of Water Resources (Department) and is held in trust for further allocation by the Secretary of the Interior. The Director of the Department shall submit a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior for the allocation of this water to specified municipal and industrial water users.
The Department drafted a proposed process to reallocate this 96,295 acre-feet of NIA Priority CAP water in periodic intervals and evaluation criteria to recommend reallocation of a portion of this water by 2014. The Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) developed proposed pricing components for this reallocation. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) drafted a review process for receiving the Department’s recommendation for the allocation. A public meeting was held on October 2, 2012 at the Department offices to present the background of this reallocation and these proposed components.
The Department accepted questions and comments regarding the proposed reallocation during the meeting as well as through the comment period which ended on November 9, 2012. The Department and CAWCD have provided responses to those comments which are available at the links below.
*Note: All applications received will be posted to the Department's website no later than July 8, 2013.
Questions may be directed to Michelle Moreno at 602-771-8530 or email@example.com.