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Lake Mead levels holding steady, business avoid cuts

Posted by   /  August 16, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

The Hoover Dam, as seen from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge in a September 2018 photo. Lake Mead is shown in the distance, with the Colorado River in the foreground./Jordan Evans/Cronkite New By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona businesses were mostly spared from serious water cuts as Lake Mead levels held steady, […]

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Drought continues, but Nevada’s already conserving water

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Lake Powell/Denver Post By Bill Dentzer/Las Vegas Review-Journal Colorado River water users in Nevada won’t see shortages in 2020 thanks to existing conservation efforts, this year’s above average snowpack and a projected total runoff that will be 125 percent of average for the year. Lake Mead, which supplies Southern Nevada with its water, will still […]

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Queen Creek crafts deal for water rights

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Water  /  No Comments

Photo Arianna Grainey / Queen Creek Independent By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The town of Queen Creek has forged a water rights deal with a group holding water rights on farmland in La Paz County. The deal involves the growing East Valley suburb obtaining water rights held by Greenstone for farms in […]

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Chandler looks to buy land next to airport

Posted by   /  August 6, 2019  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Airport Water Reclamation Facility/AzBigMedia By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Chandler is looking at buying 33.9 acres of land next to Chandler Municipal Airport for $5.6 million. The city wants to buy the parcel of land for expansion of the Airport Water Reclamation Facility at Queen Creek and McQueen road. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada lake poised to become great restoration story

Posted by   /  August 5, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

 This Monday, July 29, 2019, photo shows Walker Lake about 100 miles southeast of Reno. By Benjamin Spillman | Reno Gazette-Journal People driving between Reno and Las Vegas probably won’t notice anything unusual as they pass Walker Lake, located at the base of Nevada’s Wassuk Range in one of the least-populous counties in the United […]

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Glendale plans for sustainability during drought

Posted by   /  July 29, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

A lagoon filled with untreated water is pictured on Tuesday, July 23 at Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix. / Jacob Stanek / Independent Newsmedia By Mark Carlisle | YourValley.net Even as one of its main sources of water drops into uncertainty and climate change alters Arizona’s water landscape, the long-term future of Glendale’s […]

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Megadroughts to plague the Southwest as climate warms, study says

Posted by   /  July 26, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Image: flickr/Tyler Bell By Doyle Rice | USA TODAY  If you think it’s hot now, just wait. Heat waves are becoming more frequent globally. But how do we measure heat waves?  They’re coming back. Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest. In fact, from […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Digging deeper won’t solve groundwater depletion

Posted by   /  July 25, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

By Tiffany Dazet | labroots Did you know that 100 million Americans depend on groundwater wells? Wells remain throughout the country for household, agricultural and industrial use. To circumvent the issue of groundwater depletion, some are digging wells deeper and deeper. According to scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, this practice is unsustainable […]

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Commission approves 3-year capital plan for Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Florence Reminder Much-needed improvements to the infrastructure of a Pinal County utility may be on their way in the next few years, despite there being some confusion as to who will ultimately foot the bill for those repairs. On Thursday, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a capital improvement plan for the […]

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Taking liquid stock: Peoria officials reflect on diverse water portfolio

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Mayor Cathy Carlat honors former Mayor Bob Barrett for his foresight in sustainable water practices during his tenure. Former Mayor John Keegan was also honored but unable to attend. / Submitted photo / YourValley.net By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net The city of Peoria is taking stock in the diversity of its water portfolio and recognizing […]

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