Historic health laws that ratify Arizona`s drought emergency plan (DCP) and mark the passage of one of the most important laws in Arizona since Governor Doug Ducey signed the 1980 Groundwater Management Act on January 31, 2019. The law allows Arizona to join six other Western states and Mexico to sign an intergovernmental water agreement and determines how Arizona will help get more water from the Colorado River. Each student and their parent/guardian must sign this agreement before they can use the school division`s computer system. Policy GAB/IIBEA and Regulation GAB-R/IIBEA-R, which are on the WCPS website wythe.k12.va.us/ under the “district” tab, contains agreement on the use of the authorized system for computers in their entirety. First, the legal, financial and operational issues of CAWCD and BOR had to be developed. This hurdle was overcome in 2017 with the approval of the agreement on the use of the CAP system. This agreement allows both LAWCD and BOR to enable non-project water supply and expands opportunities for CAP`s long-term contractors to exchange water. In response to the historic drought in the Colorado Basin Basin and to reduce the likelihood that the Colorado River reservoirs – particularly Lake Powell and Lake Mead – will continue to rise to critical altitudes, the 7 states of the Colorado River Basin, as well as water rights holders in the lower basin, have developed a series of contract projects to implement drought contingency plans (DCPs) in the upper and lower basins. Agreements include an Upper Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan and a Lower Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan. The agreement allows the CAP system to be implemented to implement the remaining critical components of the innovative water bank program that the state of Arizona has been involved in since the mid-1990s.
The agreement provides the CAP with the operational flexibility needed for the cost-effective recovery of stored water, including more than four million hectares of CAP water stored by AWBA in aquifers in central and southern Arizona. The agreement allows the CAP to transport water supply without going through the CAP system, in accordance with standard agreements for the bicycle wheel and the extension of the system`s capacity. Cycling by the Bureau of Reclamation is also permitted. Finally, the agreement helps maximize the useful use of the CAP system by expanding the ability of long-term partner holders to exchange part of the allocation with another party. In order to ensure the efficient operation of the system, both for new uses and for existing uses, the agreement introduces a planning priority system that will allow conflicts over delivery capacity to coincide. Each teacher, administrator, student and parent/supervisor of each student then signs an agreement on the use of the system acceptable system, GAB-E1/IIBEA-E2 before using the department`s computer system.