A new letter from Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Lewis to Arizona’s two top Colorado River negotiators complains that the latest version of the state’s plan to reduce its use of Lake Mead water would make things worse, in way that actual gives some Central Arizona farmers more water than they would get under the current Colorado River operating rules.
As a result, GRIC negotiators have been instructed to reject the latest proposal.
The latest incarnation of the Arizona Plan, Lewis charges, violates “the rules of holes”.
This is another big setback to hopes to wrap up a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan soon.
(View the full text of the letter here.)