BY PAT CALL, SUPERVISOR
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the owner of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (NCA), is going to court next year to establish their Federal Reserve water rights within the Sierra Vista Subwatershed ... and that means water to your house may be claimed by the federal government.
Residents in the county with private water wells drilled since 1988 are in jeopardy. And residents living in cities within the Subwatershed who are on commercial water systems that have drilled or deepened their wells since 1988 are also in jeopardy.
In case you don't know, the boundaries of the SV Subwatershed (888 square miles) include Tombstone, most of Bisbee, all of Sierra Vista and the Fort, Whetstone, Huachuca City and all the unincorporated areas of the county in between (Hereford, Palominas, etc.).
This water grab by the government also has serious implications for the future of Fort Huachuca.
The consequences to our community are serious, unquestionable and imminent.
If you haven't read the article in the SV Herald on this matter, please do. I've included a link to the article below. The Friday Focus morning radio show has a discussion on this issue beginning about 30 minutes into the show's third hour. I strongly encourage you to give it a listen. The radio conversation provides a great deal more insight on the matter.
Newspaper article about Bureau of Land Management's water grab
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