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In words and photos, ‘The New York Times’ reports Arizona’s excessive heat

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Jonah Engel Bromwich A spike in temperature across the Southwest has left many in Arizona gasping for breath. An excessive heat warning from the state’s Department of Health Services remained in effect for over a dozen counties on Sunday, with temperatures of up to 120 degrees expected to last through Monday in La Paz, […]

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San Carlos District sues U.S. over maintenance charges

Posted by   /  June 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District is taking legal action against the federal government for allegedly overcharging local landowners for their water supply. According to a press release from SCIDD General Manager Mike Urton, a lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in […]

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Parched by drought, Lake Mead water levels could lead to statewide water limits

Posted by   /  June 15, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

The Colorado River Indian Tribes has some of the oldest rights to water from Lake Mead, making them one of the last in line to lose water rights if continued drought forces limits on water use in Arizona and neighboring states. Ivy Ledezma, secretary for the tribal council, looks out from the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve […]

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Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

Posted by   /  June 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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Unlike Western counterparts, Arizona rivers flowing less than normal

Posted by   /  June 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star While some Utah and Wyoming rivers are overflowing their banks, flows in many Arizona rivers are hovering well below normal. From the San Pedro and Santa Cruz rivers in Southern Arizona to the Salt and Verde rivers north of Phoenix, flows are diminishing as they often do in […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 3, 2017: Water issues in Calif., Utah

Posted by   /  June 3, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Sports, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

California water agencies are seeking a bigger role, aiming to speed up delta tunnel plan Breach may help solve toxic mystery in Great Salt Lake Nevada: BLM pulls plan to auction oil and gas leases near Zion National Park Denver International Airport would pay more than $1 billion over 34 years in deal for massive […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 30, 2017: Utah agency ramps efforts to clarify ownership of Salt Lake water in push to document land boundaries.

Posted by   /  May 30, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Regional News, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

Who has rights to use water in Salt Lake? We’ve been trying to find out since 1900 Bill could force Uber, Lyft out of Nevada Los Angeles: Bel-Air mega-mansion brings criminal charges against celebrity developer. But what happens to the 30,000-square-foot estate? New Mexico: BernCo OKs $1.7M tax break, IRB for West Side shopping center […]

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Indicted Johnson Utilities owner steps away from management to focus on his defense

Posted by   /  May 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Garrett Mitchell | The Republic Water company owner and founder George Johnson removed himself from the management of Johnson Utilities on Friday after he and three others were indicted on federal charges. Johnson and Gary Pierce, a former chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission; Pierce’s wife, Sherry; and lobbyist Jim Norton were indicted Tuesday […]

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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, Regional News, 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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