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[IN-DEPTH] Pinal farmer’s woes illustrate diminishing production in 21-year drought

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

‘Give the farmer a little bit of respect,’ farmer asks By Angel Mendoza | Cronkite News As water supplies in Arizona dwindle due to drought, groundwater pumping and a warming climate, farmers increasingly are facing poorer crop yields and, in some cases, resigning once-fertile farmland to unusable barren ground. “About two-thirds of this farm isn’t […]

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Arizona legislative proposal affecting two rivers causes a stir

Posted by   /  February 12, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star The Colorado and the San Pedro rivers’ futures are on the line at the Legislature due to a controversial water bill. The bill, whose architect is Sen. Gail Griffin of Sierra Vista, would loosen requirements for an adequate water supply for new homes in rural counties. Approval would […]

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Anything wet is an asset: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Quotable

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  QUOTES, Water  /  No Comments

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Governor gives thumbs down on water proposals

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Despite months spent hashing out water proposals behind closed doors, the governor doesn’t like what he sees in legislation meant to overhaul water policy. But it’s not necessarily what’s in the bill that’s a problem. It’s what’s missing. Gov. Doug Ducey’s chief of staff, Kirk Adams, said the legislature’s […]

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Corporation Commission prevents takeover of Arizona Water Co.

Posted by   /  February 7, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Commissioner returns campaign money from company hoping to takeover water company By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Utility regulators on Tuesday approved a deal that allows Arizona Water Co. to keep a lucrative portion of its service territory in Pinal County and prevents a rival company from taking over the disputed territory. The commissioners had […]

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Feds say CAP district illegally favoring development over tribes

Posted by   /  February 5, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star The agency that runs the CAP is setting aside Colorado River water for new development that by all rights should go to the Tohono O’odham and other Indian tribes, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says. In unusually strongly worded comments, the bureau accuses the Central Arizona Water Conservation […]

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Water, water everywhere can’t quell a Western drought

Posted by   /  February 5, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona among states in grip of drought By Jim Carlton | The Wall Street Journal any Western reservoirs are full, and downpours have triggered floods and deadly mudslides in parts of California. But all that water isn’t enough to save the West from another drought. Most of the region has slipped back into the drought […]

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A kingdom from dust

Posted by   /  February 4, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Mark Arax | California Magazine On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. I’m headed to the valley’s deep south, to a little farmworker town in a far corner of Kern County called Lost […]

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Flagstaff’s water supply seriously inadequate in a catastrophe

Posted by   /  February 3, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun If a catastrophic power outage hit northern Arizona, the city of Flagstaff would have enough water for approximately 44 hours. That supply, the Flagstaff City Council agreed Tuesday night, is not enough in the case of a disaster, when it could be possible for the city to lose […]

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Leaked Trump infrastructure plan would put onus on states

Posted by   /  January 23, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

At a time when many state transportation officials are clamoring for more financial help from Washington, an outline of the president’s infrastructure plan depends heavily on an influx of state and private funds By Daniel C. Vock | Governing The Trump administration has hinted for months that its long-awaited infrastructure plan would lean heavily on […]

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