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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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Robson Ranch residents peeved at complaints, coverage of outage

Posted by   /  April 25, 2017  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Tanner Clinch | PinalCentral A number of residents of Robson Ranch are up in arms concerning the complaints reported by other residents about a water outage in the senior community on Friday. The outage was the second in two weeks and caused the Eloy Fire District to spend the day supplying water to the […]

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‘Mixed feelings’ — Court of Appeals rules on Verde Ditch

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

Ditch company, Salt River Project not permitted to litigate shareholders’ water rights in county Superior Court By Bill Helm | Bugle The Verde Ditch Company and the Salt River Project are not permitted to litigate the water rights of Verde Ditch shareholders in the Yavapai County Superior Court, said the ruling of a three-judge panel […]

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Goddard accuses state of ‘sneak attack’ blindsiding Central Arizona Project

Posted by   /  April 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard accused attorneys for the Arizona Department of Water Resources (AWDR) ethical lapses and of blindsiding the Central Arizona Project (CAP) over their filing of a legal brief in an employment lawsuit involving the water district, Arizona Capitol Times reports. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 by a former employee of […]

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