ADWR RECOMMENDATION TO THE BUREAU RECLAMATION
REBUTTALS TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
ADWR RESPONSE TO REPLIES TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
REPLIES TO GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS
GSC Farm, LLC and Queen Creek Response to Claims of Negative Impacts
ADWR'S RESPONSE LETTER TO GSC FARM, LLC & QUEEN CREEK
ADWR response to request for 90 day extension period
GSC FARM, LLC AND QUEEN CREEK LETTER TO ADWR
GSC Farm, LLC & Queen Creek Request For 90 Days To Review And Address Concerns Of Negative Impacts
ADWR advisory letter of claimed negative impacts
Notice: public comment period has been extended
Public Comment Extension
GSC Farm, LLC (GSC) proposes to transfer 2,083.1 acre-feet (af) of its Arizona fourth priority Colorado River water entitlement to the Town of Queen Creek (Queen Creek). The water is currently held under contract directly between GSC and the United States Bureau of Reclamation and is used to irrigate approximately 485 acres of farmland located within the Cibola Valley Irrigation and Drainage District in La Paz County. Under the proposal, the 485 acres of land will be retired from agricultural uses and the 2,083.1 af of Colorado River water will be transferred to Queen Creek. Queen Creek proposes to use the water for municipal uses within its service area located in Maricopa and Pinal Counties.
This proposed conveyance would change the place of use and the type of use associated with the existing Colorado River water entitlement. The Arizona Department of Water Resources (Department) will evaluate the proposed transfer in accordance with the Department’s January 16, 2019, Policy and Procedures for Transferring an Entitlement of Colorado River Water (Colorado River Transfer Policy). The public is invited to comment on this proposed transfer of a Colorado River entitlement. The Department’s Colorado River Transfer Policy and the transfer documents may be reviewed online at the Department’s website. Copies are also available for purchase at the Department’s Phoenix office (address listed above).
The public meeting(s) will be held at the following time and place:
November 19, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ADWR Offices Conference Room 3175
1110 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
November 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
City of Bullhead City
City Council Chambers
1255 Marina Blvd.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
November 20, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Town of Parker
Parker Public Library
1001 S. Navajo Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
Any person may appear at the meeting, either in person or by representative, and submit oral or written comments on the proposed transfer. Written comments not submitted at the meeting may be submitted as detailed below.
Written Public Comments
The Director of the Department will accept written public comments regarding the proposed transfer and such comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., on December 16, 2019. Written comments can be hand- delivered or sent via email or fax. If mailed, written comments must be postmarked no later than December 16, 2019. Written public comments will be considered during the Director’s review. Please send comments to:
Arizona Department of Water Resources
Attn: Sharon Scantlebury, Docket Supervisor
P.O. Box 36020
Phoenix, AZ 85067-6020
(602) 771-8472 (phone)
(602) 771-8687 (fax)
If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this hearing, contact Theresa Johnson at (602) 771-3974 or [email protected]. Please make requests as soon as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Public Comments received by ADWR