April 8, 2011
Courier file photo
The Big Chino Aquifer feeds the headwaters of the Upper Verde River near Paulden.
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Future conversion of agricultural land to residential development in the Big Chino and lower Williamson Valleys, which overlie the Big Chino basin-fill aquifer, could cause the Verde River to be seasonally dry through Perkinsville.
Prescott and Prescott Valley officials conducted a press conference Friday about a new federal computer model that offers local governments a new method to manage their water resources.