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Pinal farmers would have to fallow half their lands under tentative drought-plan figures

Posted by   /  October 15, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A plan to protect Pinal County farmers from impacts of Central Arizona Project shortages now looks like it may take a huge bite out of the farmers’ water supplies instead. At a meeting Wednesday of a committee looking at a plan to protect Lake Mead from future […]

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Fix for farmers’ right to sell land with water advances

Posted by   /  October 12, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal farmers might soon get relief on a problem that’s been plaguing them for more than a decade — what happens to their water if they sell their land? A change in those future water rights, called extinguishment credits, will soon head for final approval to the […]

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Lawyers: Corporation Commission violated open meeting statute

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

As published October 11, 2018 by the Yellow Sheet Report The Corp Comm violated state open meetings law after voting to stay water meter applications in the Johnson Utilities area of operation in Pinal County without posting the item on its agenda for today’s meeting, lawyers said. Forese, Burns and Dunn voted in favor of […]

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Seeking sustainability: Peoria council approves funds for recharge well at Butler facility

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net Peoria has taken a step to ensure a sustainable water supply for the future. City council approved a contract amendment with MGC Contractors for no more than about $1.94 million to build a recharge well at the Butler Water Reclamation Facility near 79th and Olive avenues, adjacent to Pioneer Park, 8755 […]

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Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

  By Emily Birnbaum | The Hill President Trump is poised to sign a bipartisan water infrastructure bill after it passed the Senate 99-1 this week. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the most comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed this Congress, will authorize over $6 billion in federal spending on ports, harbors and waterways. It will also deauthorize […]

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Utah just experienced its driest year since scientists have kept records

Posted by   /  October 10, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

  By Brian Maffly | Salt Lake City Tribune Since official weather records have been kept, Utah has never experienced a year with as little precipitation as it did in 2018 and only one previous year registered higher average temperatures. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which compiles climate data and […]

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Environment is big winner in U.S.–Mexico Colorado River agreement

Posted by   /  October 10, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  A new agreement signed between the U.S. and Mexico continues an important collaboration in managing the Colorado River, but also gives new hope for reviving stretches of the river that have run dry. By Alastair Bland | News Deeply A NEWLY SIGNED pact between Mexico and the United States is believed to be the first time that two nations have […]

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[OPINION] A Lake Mead water shortage could affect metro Phoenix more than we think

Posted by   /  October 9, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic Opinion: Phoenix-area cities will experience more pain than we thought under the drought contingency plan, even in a low-level shortage Pinal County farmers will be most severely impacted when a water shortage is declared on Lake Mead. If a three-state drought […]

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Arizona wants to control Clean Water Act permits, despite environmental concerns

Posted by   /  October 3, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is determined to take over a Clean Water Act program regulating what gets dumped into canals, rivers and wetlands, despite concerns by environmentalists. If it succeeds, Arizona would oversee the granting of permits to dump dredged and fill materials into certain waterways […]

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Tucson Water mistakenly sent contaminated water to thousands of residents

Posted by   /  September 30, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Water recently shut down a treatment plant after discovering it was sending water contaminated with chemical compounds to thousands of residents of downtown and the city’s west and north sides. Shortly after making that discovery, utility officials also learned that they had mistakenly thought for some […]

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