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According to the FVRG, 35 percent of Arizona’s river miles no longer flow year-round. It says groundwater makes-up almost half of Arizona’s water supply, which puts the Verde River at risk from a growing dependence on groundwater pumping.

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Verde River Exchange Water Offset Program connects water savers with water users

Called "The Verde River Exchange Water Offset Program," the collaborative effort is administered by the Friends of Verde River Greenway (FVRG) and involves participating wineries Merkin Vineyards and Page Spring Vineyard.