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EPCOR ready for summer demands

Posted by   /  June 25, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona Corporation Commissioners Justin Olson (left) and Boyd Dunn attend a utility town hall Thursday in San Tan Valley. / By Mark Cowling / Pinal Central By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central Needed improvements to Johnson Utilities will take time, but the water supply is good as summer begins, area residents were told last week. […]

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UA study: Groundwater pumping has reduced stream flows

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Mississippi River Basin By Mari N. Jenen | UA Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by a University of Arizona hydrologist. The new study has important implications for managing U.S. water resources. Laws regulating the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Water officials tout Colorado River as reliable source of water for years to come

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona/ Photo by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay, St. George News Written by Mori Kessler | St. George News The question of whether the Colorado River system is a reliable source of water for the future was the topic of a presentation held at the Washington County Water Conservancy District on Thursday. Local public […]

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Queen Creek Town Council approves strategic financial policies related to water, wastewater

Posted by   /  June 18, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

The Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant, 4400 S. Greenfield Road in Gilbert, is a joint ownership with the Town of Queen Creek, City of Mesa and Town of Gilbert. / Town of Gilbert / Queen Creek Independent Queen Creek Independent From lowering wastewater rates to paying off debt, at its June 5 meeting the Queen Creek […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] War over old water

Posted by   /  June 18, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

A pronghorn grazes in the Plains of San Agustin on June 13, 2019, in front of one of the 27 radio antennas that make up the Very Large Array. A legal battle over water in an aquifer beneath the plains has stretched on for 12 years. /Robert Browman/Albuquerque Journal By Scott Turner/Albuquerque Journal The grassland […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah presses forward on pipeline despite strains on Colorado River

Posted by   /  June 15, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Gary Turner preps his turf-harvesting equipment for a busy day meeting the demand for sod in the growing St. George area. /Photo by Judy Fahys/KUER News By Judy Fahys | Cronkite News The drive behind an enormous water project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the seven […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘We couldn’t even take showers’: Californians with unsafe drinking water appeal for fixes

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

California residents affected by unsafe drinking water joined advocates and local leaders to launch a symbolic “water strike” at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, calling attention to the urgent need for a solution to the clean water crisis./Screengrab from video By Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee California residents affected by unsafe drinking water […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] On stressed Colorado River, states test how many more diversions watershed can bear

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Denver Water wants to raise Gross Dam by 131 feet and fill it with water transported from the Western Slope. If completed, the dam would be the tallest in Colorado. /Photo by Luke Runyon/KUNC By Luke Runyon | KUNC COAL CREEK CANYON, Colo. – The Colorado River is short on water, but you wouldn’t know […]

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Committee told Trump revisions to clean water law water down strong federal oversight [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Pima Supervisor Richard Elias said that in the case in his county, groundwater pollution from industrial solvents in the 1950s wound up injuring or killing people decades later, including a friend./Screen grab/YouTube By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News A Pima County supervisor told lawmakers Wednesday that a plan to limit the so-called Waters of the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Lake Powell elevation up 23 feet

Posted by   /  June 12, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Water flows over the spillway at the East Canyon Dam on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Utah reservoirs are full or near full for the first time in years./ Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News By Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News A trio of northern Utah reservoirs fed by the Weber and Ogden rivers are spilling, and most reservoirs […]

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