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Mohave County resists water rights transfer to Central Arizona Project

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

By Hubble Ray Smith | Daily Miner Central Arizona Project’s proposed purchase of farms within the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District has raised a few eyebrows among local officials. Mohave County Assessor Jeanne Kentch sent a Nov. 28 letter to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District explaining the county’s opposition to the permanent transfer […]

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Spat between Arizona and California is damming Lake Mead plan

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Pinal County Supervisor Stephen Miller said any plan should take into account “who really does use this natural resource to its full extent By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News States, federal and Mexican officials hailed a binational agreement this fall that they said could lead to a radical shift in how the region prepares for […]

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Surprise to vote on purchase of Circle City Water Co.

Posted by   /  December 7, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona Business Daily Residents of Surprise will vote in a special election this coming May to decide if the city will acquire the Circle City Water Co. (CCW), a move that could grow the city’s allocation of Colorado River water by over 38 percent. The Surprise City Council recently voted to let voters have their […]

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Far beyond a water balloon fight

Posted by   /  November 30, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Allhands: Water will be the issue in 2018, and that scares me more than it should By Joanna Allhands | The Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Education funding will be the big fight at the Legislature next year, right? Wrong, because water policy will suck up the oxygen first. […]

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A river runs through Biggs hearing

Posted by   /  November 30, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Arizona rancher, official tell Congress states need voice in water regs By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News ederal regulation of waterways may not be the first issue that comes to mind in a desert state like Arizona, but don’t tell that to Pima County cattle rancher Jim Chilton. Chilton was one of two Arizonans invited to […]

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Watch: Grand Canyon Escalade developer gives Navajo Nation the bird

Posted by   /  November 20, 2017  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Lindsay Moore | Phoenix New Times After losing out on a $65 million deal, developer R Lamar Whitmer was presumably pretty disappointed. The developer from the Scottsdale-based Confluence Partners LLC had been trying for years to develop the Escalade, a gondola tramway down into the Grand Canyon that would start at the edge of […]

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State water officials say no crisis in near future

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Water officials say there’s no cause for alarm on a water crisis in Arizona, at least not yet. Speaking to the Economic Development Group of Eloy on Thursday at Robson Ranch, Mark Lewis, a Central Arizona Project board member, said CAP has spent more than $40 million to […]

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Rose Law Group Notable Photoable: Saving Arizona

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Water  /  No Comments

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Ahwatukee seeking independent look at water meter complaints

Posted by   /  November 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News The city is moving ahead with finding an independent third party to examine complaints about unusually high spikes in Ahwatukee water bills even though it has concluded its own system is not at fault. “The results of our random sample indicated no systematic meter or billing problem in Ahwatukee; therefore our next […]

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Prescott’s diminishing ‘general pool’ of water

Posted by   /  November 9, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Cindy Barks Along with questions about homes per acre and water rights for the Deep Well Ranch project, a concern arose this week about tying up so much of the city’s available water on one project. During a Tuesday, Nov. 7, Prescott City Council workshop, local resident Larry Meads pointed to the diminishing amount […]

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