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Emergency declared in 2 Arizona areas due to water shortages

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CORDES LAKES, Ariz. — Two areas in Arizona are facing a state of emergency due to sudden major water shortages.

Yavapai County officials said demand in Cordes Lakes has increased above normal levels during the week’s scorching heat wave.

County spokesman David McAtee said the community’s water tanks are down to about 32 percent and has left the need for a daily reevaluated system shut-down between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

McAtee said the emergency management division is monitoring the situation while water is being trucked from Prescott Valley to fill the tanks and enhance supply.

The White Mountain Apache Tribe in Navajo County has declared a major shortage in Cibecue due to failed pumps. The area is functioning on just 5 percent of its normal water supply.

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