Leaders fear bill is a ‘water grab’

Outlet: Yuma Sun

February 16, 2013

A bill before the Legislature is seen by many as an effort by thirsty cities to take water from their less politically powerful rural neighbors. And, local leaders fear, the prime target is Yuma County’s senior rights to water from the Colorado River. The bill, HB 2338, would establish Regional Water Augmentation Authorities, giving them the power to buy and sell water to their members.