Third Management Plan
All AMAs are currently in the third management period. (The Third Management Plans were adopted in December 1999.) ADWR is in the latter stages of completing the Fourth Management Plan (4MP), scheduled for adoption before 2020. The provisions of the 4MP will be in effect until the effective date of the Fifth Management Plan (5MP).
An evaluation of the management plans as of 2008 assisted the Department in the development of the Fourth Management Plan.
The Third Management Plan adopts water management programs for the Prescott, Phoenix, Pinal, Tucson and Santa Cruz Active Management Areas until the Fourth Management Plan takes effect.