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Arizona Governor Pitches $1 Billion Budget to Boost Water Supply

Jan. 10, 2022, 10:57 PM

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey proposed Monday spending $1 billion over the next three years to secure the state’s water resources “for the next 100 years” amid decades of drought.

Ducey (R), during his annual State of the State address, said Arizona should invest in desalination and other infrastructure projects to boost its water supplies.

  • State money would be added to Arizona’s Drought Mitigation Fund. Ducey has been working with legislative leaders on the plan, he said.
  • The announcement comes as states that depend on the Colorado River try to save water in Lake Mead, which has recently reached historically low ...