Before the end of 2026, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior will develop new guidelines for the long-term management of the Colorado River system. The Colorado River Basin States will play a leading role in the process to develop those new guidelines. The process will take many years and require multiple levels of discussion, negotiation and coordination within Arizona and among the Basin states.
To ensure Arizona remains stronger together, the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project are beginning now by reconvening the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (LBDCP) Steering Committee delegates as the Arizona Reconsultation Committee (ARC). This committee is developing an Arizona perspective on the reconsultation of the Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and the Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, known as the 2007 Guidelines.
Arizona Reconsultation Committee
Modeling and Analysis Workgroup
- Law of the River – Building blocks for the past, present and future of the Colorado River
- River update: ADWR and CAP update Arizona Reconsultation Committee
- River update: CAWCD Board holds special meeting to discuss deteriorating Colorado River conditions
- Morning Scoop explores water shortage crisis
- Listen in as Rosie on the House features the Colorado River shortage and the importance of water conservation
- Colorado River under stress: Arizona’s response
- CAP General Manager Ted Cooke shares his thoughts as we enter Tier 1 shortage in 2022
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation — Final Report of the Review of the 2007 Interim Guidelines (7.D. Review)
- Arizona Drought Contingency Implementation Plan
ARC Public Comments
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