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The Gila River Indian Community is threatening to blow up the drought contingency plan because of efforts it says will undermine its claim to water rights. House Speaker Rusty Bowers is proposing changes to state laws in a way he said will protect the rights of farmers in the Safford Valley. (Courier stock photo)

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PHOENIX — State lawmakers are set to vote - and presumably give final approval - sometime today to a drought contingency plan designed to help deal with how Arizona deals with being able to draw less water from the Colorado River.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier January 31, 2019
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The Gila River Indian Community is threatening to blow up the drought contingency plan because of efforts it says will undermine its claim to water rights.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier January 22, 2019