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Tell your Legislator: Support a Smart Drought Contingency Plan

Arizona's wildlife, farms & ranches, and cities are at risk. Speak up now.

Tell your Legislator: Support a Smart Drought Contingency Plan

If Arizona doesn’t take action now, future generations could see the Grand Canyon State’s rivers run dry. And with diminishing groundwater supplies also a major problem throughout the state, it’s time to take action.

A new Drought Contingency Plan achieves a workable compromise that avoids deal-breaker pitfalls while ensuring more water is left in Lake Mead — which Phoenix’s 1.626 million residents rely on — than is taken out.

Send a letter to your State Legislators today, and ask them to empower Arizona’s Department of Water Resources’ Director to finalize this crucial plan.

In your letter, remember to:

  • Ask your representatives to authorize Arizona’s Department of Water Resources’ Director to sign the Drought Contingency Plan, and pass a companion bill to implement the deal, as soon as possible.
  • Explain that it is crucial that this legislation includes additional water storage; funds additional conservation; and mitigates impacts on users that will need to change water sources.

The most effective letters:

  • Are polite.
  • Include a personal story about how this issue specifically affects you, your family, and/or your community.
  • Reference your State Legislators' views and history on this issue.

Recipients

  • Your State Representative or Representatives

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Support the Drought Contingency Plan

Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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