CAGRD is required by law to submit a plan of operation for approval by the Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) every ten years.  A new CAGRD Plan of Operation covering the period from 2015 through 2025 must be submitted to the Director no later than January 1, 2015.  This new Plan of Operation will describe the activities that CAGRD proposes to undertake in the Phoenix, Pinal and Tucson Active Management Areas ("AMAs") over the next 100 years to meet its replenishment obligations for existing and new members.

The 2015 CAGRD Plan of Operation must include the following:

  • An estimate of the projected groundwater replenishment obligations for 100 years following submission of the Plan of Operation for current members and members projected to enroll through 2025.
  • A description of the water resources that CAGRD plans to use to meet its obligations during the 20 years following submission of the Plan of Operation and a description of the water resources potentially available to the CAGRD during the subsequent 80 years.
  • A description of the facilities and projects to be used for replenishment and the replenishment capacity available to the CAGRD during the 20 calendar years following submission of the Plan of Operation.


View a PDF of the final 2015 CAGRD Plan of Operation. For more information about the plan's development process and to view background documents, visit the 2015 Plan of Operation page on the CAGRD website.