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Legislature should take lead in water study (access required)

Rep. Bob RobsonIn the arid Southwest, we all know that water is limited and precious. Ad campaigns urge us to “use it wisely,” and every winter we hope and pray for significant snow in our mountains to replenish reservoirs. Those with vision built the Salt River Project and reservoirs, such as Roosevelt Dam on the Salt ...

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