These 7 industrial farm operations are draining Arizona’s aquifers, and no one knows exactly how much they’re taking

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte By Rob O’Dell, and Ian James | Arizona Republic The last time Regina Cobb traveled east of the Kingman airport toward the Peacock Mountains, the area was mostly unspoiled desert where cattle grazed on the sparse Mojave Desert vegetation.  She had driven up the dusty rural road to store a bighorn sheep she killed on a hunt.  …

Pinal County has plenty of water for the next 100 years. We just need to prioritize demand

Opinion: An alarming prediction about Pinal County facing a water shortage is a myth that’s based on outdated assumptions and incomplete data. By Jordan Rose and Tom Galvin, opinion contributors | azcentral Mark Twain once wrote of his difficulty with math by ascribing a quote about the flexible power of numbers to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, “There are three …

Gilbert approves 100-year water lease with San Carlos Apache Tribe; ‘leadership, determination got deal done,’ says Thomas F. Galvin, land-use, regulatory and water attorney at Rose Law Group

By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic Gilbert, the nation’s largest town, approved a $31.2 million water lease with the San Carlos Apache Tribe that should allow for continued growth. The lease will give Gilbert access to nearly 6,000 acre feet of water annually, which is the equivalent to enough water for 12,000 to 15,000 households for one year. The deal was vital to the town’s …

[EDITORIAL] Pinal’s water supply

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Copper Mountain Ranch (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Pinal Central Decades ago investors announced plans for a major development off North Pinal Avenue called Copper Mountain Ranch. Discussions were held with the city of Casa Grande, and many thought it would represent a major growth spurt. But when growth actually …

Groundwater and development plans in Pinal County; Rose Law Group founder and president Jordan Rose says Pinal has ‘plenty of water for decades to come’

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Copper Mountain Ranch By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Plans for a large master-planed community in Casa Grande have hit a major roadblock: The state of Arizona says there might not be enough water underground in aquifers to support the new rooftops. And the development isn’t the only one with a water problem that could halt construction. READ ON:  

Conservation district wary of governor’s proposals on water

Disclosure: Rose Law Group is a member of the governor’s Groundwater Committee By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona water bigwigs are meeting with the governor’s staff in an attempt to unify the state’s voice on water issues and come up with new ideas to conserve and manage water. But the plans have stirred uneasiness among some water stakeholders, who say …