images/mohave_valley_credit_Curethedolphins.jpg

 

‘I believe it’s imperative that we step forward with this action to show these people from the Central Arizona Project that we are not a paper tiger, but we are here to bloody some noses.’ – Gary Watson, chairman, Mohave County Board of Supervisors

 

KINGMAN – Mohave County supervisors voted Monday to use about $250,000 to purchase farmland in Mohave Valley.

 

The property is within the boundary of the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District where the county is opposing the transfer of Colorado River water to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for use in Phoenix and Tucson.

 

Board Chairman Gary Watson said ownership of the property provides a foundation for the county to file a federal lawsuit to halt the transfer.

“I believe it’s imperative that we step forward with this action to show these people from the Central Arizona Project that we are not a paper tiger, but we are here to bloody some noses,” Watson said.

Watson and Supervisor Lois Wakimoto said they continue marketing the county position on the water transfer proposal during their visits in various parts of the state.

Wakimoto said attendees at a recent meeting in Yuma expressed support for the county.

0
0
0
s2sdefault