By Michael Bryan
I seldom post about a single article, but this article by the New York Times Magazine, The Water Wars of Arizona, strikes so deeply and accurately at the root of a major problem for rural Arizona communities that I feel everyone in Arizona who wishes to be an informed citizen and voter should read it.
We who live in an active water management district, such as Tucson or Phoenix do not keenly feel the literal ground sinking beneath our feet as do many in rural and agricultural areas. Few of us can imagine the panic and despair of your household well running dry, knowing that you cannot afford to dig it deeper to reach an ever-retreating ground-water table.
For those who want further reading on this critical subject after finishing this fine article, I suggest “Water Follies” by Arizona’s own Robert Glennon of the UofA Law School.