November 8, 2017 | — MOHAVE VALLEY — About 120 area residents squeezed into the Mohave Valley Irrigation & Drainage District office Tuesday to hear a presentation by a Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District representative regarding the transfer of water rights from farms in Mohave Valley for use in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Perri Benemelis, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District water supply program manager, offered MVIDD board members and residents an explanation of CAGRD’s statutory mission, as well as an introduction to the rotational fallowing program that CAGRD hopes to implement within MVIDD.

Vince Vasquez, MVIDD Division II director, excused himself from the presentation because of a conflict of interest; he works for Water Property Investor, LLC, which is selling land to CAGRD.

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