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According to Lucas Shaw, water rights analyst for the Salt River Project, more than 85 percent of lands irrigated today in the Verde Valley “have evidence” of historic water use. Courtesy photo

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Q&A with Salt River Project’s Lucas Shaw

VERDE VALLEY – Because irrigated property is generally more valuable than non-irrigated property, having historic water use should be important to many landowners, said Lucas Shaw, water rights analyst for the Salt River Project.