Plan of Operation
By January 1st of each year, the AWBA must approve a Plan of Operation for that calendar year. The report specifies how the AWBA will operate for the year including a water delivery schedule and associated storage facilities, and the projected cost for implementation of the Plan. Prior to approval, the Plan goes through a public review process.
2020 Plan of Operation:
The 2020 Plan of Operation was adopted on December 4th, 2019. For 2020, there will be no excess CAP water available to the AWBA for storage. As a result, the AWBA will continue to use alternative methods to continue making progress on its Indian and M&I firming goals. This includes purchases of long-term storage credits and pre-firming arrangements with the Gila River Indian Community. The 2020 Annual Plan of Operation provides for the development of an estimated 35,600 acre-feet of credits for a total estimated cost of $8.86 million.