Third water supply, demand meeting Tuesday

Water wells like this one have proliferated in the Kingman area with the advent of large farming operations.

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Water wells like this one have proliferated in the Kingman area with the advent of large farming operations.

What: Arizona Department of Water Resources meeting

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Building 200, room 240 at the Mohave Community College campus in Kingman, 1971 Jagerson Ave.

KINGMAN – For the third time this year, staff from the Arizona Department of Water Resources on Tuesday will hold a public meeting to discuss the area’s water demand – and the water resource challenges in the Northwest Basins Planning Area.

The area, which covers Mohave County, includes a number of basins. The department at the first meeting held earlier this year revealed that the Hualapai Valley Basin, which provides the Kingman area with the bulk of the water supply, was depleting due to the advent of large farming operations in the area, as well as residential and business use. In other words, more water is taken from the basin each year than is put back.

Tuesday’s meeting includes presentations and discussions on the department’s data collection plan and water demand.

A third item is a presentation on the state’s recharge program. The public is encouraged to attend and offer input.