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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Flagstaff City Council has voted to
perform its own hydrology tests to decide if it wants to purchase a
ranch for its water rights.
The council has voted to push ahead with plans to purchase Red Gap
Ranch about 40 miles east of Flagstaff. The vote allows hydrology
studies to be made to determine the effect pumping would have on
neighboring communities and water supply, said utilities director Ron
The studies will have to be done by the end of the year.
If the council decides to purchase the ranch, the city would spend
$15 million in money approved by voters last May for water
The deal would include the purchase of 8,500 acres and the lease
on another 12,000 acres of state land.
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