Proposed Transfer of GSC Farm LLC's Colorado River water entitlement to the Town of Queen Creek
ADWR RECOMMENDATION TO THE BUREAU RECLAMATION
- 2021 01-20 ADWR Supplemental Letter to the Bureau of Reclamation
- ADWR Recommendation to the Bureau of Reclamation
- Substantive Policy Statement: CR11 Policy and Procedure for Transferring an Entitlement of Colorado River Water
- Press Release: ADWR Director recommends approving a Colorado River water transfer to the Town of Queen Creek
REBUTTALS TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
- Legislative District 5
- La Paz County Board of Supervisors
- Mohave County Board of Supervisors
- Yuma County Board of Supervisors
- Yuma County Water Users Association
- Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District
- Yuma Irrigation District and North Gila Valley Irrigation and Drainage District
ADWR RESPONSE TO REPLIES TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
REPLIES TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
ADWR'S RESPONSE LETTER TO GSC FARM, LLC & QUEEN CREEK
GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK LETTER TO ADWR
Notice: public comment period has been extended
GSC Farm, LLC (GSC) proposes to transfer 2,083.1 acre-feet (af) of its Arizona fourth priority Colorado River water entitlement to the Town of Queen Creek (Queen Creek). The water is currently held under contract directly between GSC and the United States Bureau of Reclamation and is used to irrigate approximately 485 acres of farmland located within the Cibola Valley Irrigation and Drainage District in La Paz County. Under the proposal, the 485 acres of land will be retired from agricultural uses and the 2,083.1 af of Colorado River water will be transferred to Queen Creek. Queen Creek proposes to use the water for municipal uses within its service area located in Maricopa and Pinal Counties.
This proposed conveyance would change the place of use and the type of use associated with the existing Colorado River water entitlement. The Arizona Department of Water Resources (Department) will evaluate the proposed transfer in accordance with the Department’s January 16, 2019, Policy and Procedures for Transferring an Entitlement of Colorado River Water (Colorado River Transfer Policy). The public is invited to comment on this proposed transfer of a Colorado River entitlement. The Department’s Colorado River Transfer Policy and the transfer documents may be reviewed online at the Department’s website. Copies are also available for purchase at the Department’s Phoenix office (address listed above).
The public meeting(s) will be held at the following time and place:
Any person may appear at the meeting, either in person or by representative, and submit oral or written comments on the proposed transfer. Written comments not submitted at the meeting may be submitted as detailed below.
Written Public Comments
The Director of the Department will accept written public comments regarding the proposed transfer and such comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., on December 16, 2019. Written comments can be hand- delivered or sent via email or fax. If mailed, written comments must be postmarked no later than December 16, 2019. Written public comments will be considered during the Director’s review. Please send comments to:
If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this hearing, contact Theresa Johnson at (602) 771-3974 or [email protected]. Please make requests as soon as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.