ARIZONA WATER BANKING AUTHORITY
ANNUAL PLAN OF OPERATION
Rita P. Pearson, Chairman
January 1, 1998
The Arizona Water Banking Authority (Authority) was created to store unused Arizona Colorado River
entitlement in western, central and/or southern Arizona to develop long-term storage credits to: (1) firm
existing water supplies for municipal users during Colorado River shortages or Central Arizona Project
(CAP) service interruptions; (2) help meet the water management objectives of the Arizona Groundwater
Code; and (3) assist in the settlement of American Indian water rights claims. The Authority is required by
statute to approve an annual Plan of Operations by January 1 of each year.
The Plan of Operation is intended to govern the operations of the Authority over the course of the entire
calendar year. During the course of the year, changing circumstances may present limitations or provide new
opportunities not contemplated in the adopted Plan, w
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