Arizona endorses plan to sell Colorado River water to suburb
September 6, 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Water Resources endorsed a company's proposal to sell water from farmland near the Colorado River to a a fast-growing Phoenix suburb despite complaints of possible negative effects for communities along the river.
The state agency recommended approval of the water sale by GSC Farm LLC to the Queen Creek suburb, The Arizona Republic reported Saturday.
GSC Farm sought state approval last year to permanently leave three quarters of a square mile (1.94 square kilometers) of farmland dry and sell its annual entitlement of about 678 million gallons (2.56...