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[EDITORIAL] Gila River agreement shows Arizona is ready to deal on water

Posted by   /  July 14, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Editorial board | The Republic An agreement among five parties, including Gila River Indian Community and Phoenix, leaves even more water in Lake Mead to prevent drastic cuts (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Scarcity has a way of concentrating the mind. And, at the moment, the American West is concentrated […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Gov. Doug Ducey asks EPA for power to regulate Arizona streams; Rose Law Group Founder, President Jordan Rose comments

Posted by   /  July 9, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star ov Doug Ducey has asked the EPA to revise federal rules to give states the power to decide which streams will be protected as “Waters of the U.S.” That power can have huge impacts over how strictly development along those streams is regulated, such as subdivisions and mines whose […]

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[COLUMN] Water policy for new development a first step

Posted by   /  July 6, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

Submitted by the Citizen Water Advocacy Group | The Daily Courier Recently, the Prescott City Council amended its Water Management and Calendar Year 2017 Alternative Water Allocation Policy (www.prescott-az.gov/services/water/resources.php.)Among other changes, the policy allows greater housing density for certain new subdivisions if the new homes are constructed to meet the EPA WaterSense water conservation standards. The […]

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Johnson Ranch golf dispute moves to Superior Court

Posted by   /  July 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch is in an ongoing dispute over the water used on its course A dispute over whether Johnson Utilities should be required to continue selling treated sewer effluent to The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch has moved to Maricopa County Superior Court, where the company has appealed the Arizona Corporation […]

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[IN-DEPTH] George Johnson, a name synonymous with lawsuits and dark side dealings

Posted by   /  July 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer| The Republic eorge Harry Johnson is as hard and thorny as the desert lots he’s been peddling for more than 40 years. His skin is baked brown and his hair burned yellow-white from 85 years under the Arizona sun, but he’s as resilient as a mesquite tree. Johnson is a cutthroat businessman, a throwback […]

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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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