In CAMP VERDE – More than 300 people showed up to hear water-rights experts talk about the ongoing state adjudication. The decades-old court case has seen some activity in the past year and has become of growing interest as Arizona water sources have faded due to the prolonged drought. The Town of Camp Verde and Yavapai Apache Nation hosted attorneys and a GIS expert from Arizona Department of Water Resources. Attorneys have updated the town council for years about the state’s General Stream Adjudication process. Town Manager Russ Martin said they felt it was a good idea to share information with the broader community.
Starting in the 1970s, a water-rights court case involving thousands of claimants has been working its way through Maricopa County Superior Court.