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Diverse interests came together in 1980 to pass Arizona’s groundwater law; a matter of balancing growth with conservation, says Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  1 Comment

Controversy continues over safe-yield, Big Chino, environment By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier Water — and its long and contentious history in Arizona – took center stage in Prescott this past week. About 275 people turned out at the Elks Theatre in downtown Prescott Wednesday evening, May 17, for the northern Arizona premier of […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 21, 2017: Pressure building to go straight to the voters for increased Colorado roads funding.

Posted by   /  May 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

Ten years ago, Colorado’s roads were a “quiet crisis” that couldn’t be ignored. Now the state spends even less. If all goes as planned, prepare to party in Las Vegas in 2020 New Utah GOP chairman vows to fix party’s debt, win back disenfranchised conservatives 30-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Stuck in Ventura Harbor New Mexico: Water […]

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Phoenix capital improvement plan jumps 30%

Posted by   /  May 16, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

By Rebekah Morris and Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The preliminary five-year total for the City of Phoenix Capital Improvement Plan tops $4.6B, an impressive 30 percent increase over last year’s total. Departments with the largest expenditures are public transit, aviation and water supply. For perspective, the peak 5-yr total reached 7.0B in 2007, […]

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Water Hole: No running water on Navajo Nation reservation

Posted by   /  May 16, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Ethan Millman | Cronkite News ONUMENT VALLEY – On the outskirts of Monument Valley, touching the Arizona-Utah border, a water well is encased in a brick building behind a barb-wired fence. A few cattle graze nearby, mooing to occasionally pierce the quiet. Residents say the well is one of two in the area, a couple […]

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Senate passes Flake-McCain tribal water bill

Posted by   /  May 10, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Berry | Prescott eNews The U.S. Senate Tuesday night passed a bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) to fully implement the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Settlement, an agreement that clarifies the use of certain water settlement funds by the White Mountain Apache Tribe for construction of […]

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New Prescott homes might get less water

Posted by   /  May 8, 2017  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Council to consider allocation change this week By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier A move that reportedly would bring Prescott’s water allocations for new residential development more in line with actual usage could get city approval this week. Among the items on the 3:02 p.m. voting session will be a resolution that would change […]

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War of words flares in Arizona over Lake Mead water

Posted by   /  May 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Henry Brean | Las Vegas Review-Journal fficials in Arizona have reached an impasse on a multistate agreement aimed at storing more Colorado River water in Lake Mead, but Southern Nevada Water Authority chief John Entsminger said he is confident the deal will still get done. Since 2015, Nevada, California and Arizona have been negotiating a […]

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[OP-ED] Arizona water director: I won’t support CAP board’s drought plan

Posted by   /  May 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) If recent climatic experience has taught Arizonans anything, it is that the specter of drought is an ever-present proposition. Droughts of 30 or even 50 years are not unknown phenomena. […]

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[GUEST OPINION] Central Arizona Water Conservation District plan is a risky gambit

Posted by   /  April 27, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) f recent climatic experience has taught Arizonans anything, it is that the specter of drought is an ever-present proposition Droughts of 30- or even 50-year durations are not unknown phenomena. […]

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Our View: Bad bill undermines Arizona’s good water law

Posted by   /  April 27, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Editorial board | The Republic The Groundwater Management Act is smart water policy. Why let Pinal County skirt it? (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act mandates the kind of careful planning an arid and fast-growing state needs for sustainable economic progress. Any changes made to reflect the […]

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