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City envisions a $66M pipe as a lifeline to SE Mesa

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

One possible route for the pipeline would be down busy Val Vista Drive to Baseline Road, where it would head east. / City of Mesa / East Valley Tribune By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune A deal with the Gila River Indian Community could deliver billions of gallons of drinking water to southeast Mesa, […]

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[COLUMN] Solution to Pinal water shortage?

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Andy Howell | Pinal Central The big news this week was the Big Boy train rolling through Pinal County with a stop in Casa Grande. It’s a good thing the historic steam engine didn’t need to take on water, because we don’t have any to […]

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Pinal water-study pushback

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

This canal channels Central Arizona Project water to farmland in Pinal County. / Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter There is push back over assertions that fast-growing Pinal County does not have enough water to keep up with long-term growth. An analysis of an Arizona Department of […]

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OPINION] Pinal County doesn’t have enough water for the long haul. What will we do about it?

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

This 1.8-mile-long fissure is 30 feet deep in places. It opened south of Arizona City after decades of heavy groundwater pumping./Photo- Arizona Department of Water Resources (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Opinion: There are lot more straws in the ground now, all drawing from the same, finite pot. How many more […]

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Experts: AZ water rules are flawed

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Twitter Overhaul advised to ensure future supplies By Ian James | The Republic A set of water rules that has fueled rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs is riddled with weaknesses, according to a new report by researchers at Arizona State University, who argue the system needs to be overhauled to protect homeowners from rising costs […]

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As water sources dry up, Arizona farmers feel the heat of climate change

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

Knorr Farms owner Rob Knorr holding irrigation piping. / Civil Eats Farms in central Arizona will soon lose access to Colorado River water, impacting farmers, cities, and Native communities. By Meg Wilcox | Civil Eats This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of […]

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Pinal County water woes already impacting development

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

A Central Arizona Project canal runs through the land that is slated to become the 2,511-acre Attesa motor sports park south of Casa Grande. Patrick Johnson, president of Attesa, said the canal will serve as a backdrop for a walking trail on the property. / Heather Smathers /PinalCentral By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch […]

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[OPINION] Pinal County’s water future requires local solutions today

Posted by   /  October 10, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Roosevelt Dam in 1911./Wikipedia By Tom Buschatzke, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources| Pinal Central  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) The Roosevelt Dam in 1911. The Hoover Dam in 1936. The Central Arizona Project in 1993. Monumental projects like these often come first to mind when discussing Arizona’s water […]

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A bitter debate rages over the future of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

Posted by   /  October 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Science, Water  /  No Comments

A scientist examines the condition of the salt flats./CBS NEWS CBS NEWS [REGIONAL NEWS] Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats have been one of America’s most famous speedways for more than 100 years. The salt that stretches for miles and miles in northwest Utah makes the region look like a different planet — one that is uniquely […]

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Improvement district’s water system given to Town of Queen Creek

Posted by   /  October 4, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

The water improvement district includes an area south of Hunt Highway, from just west of Sossaman Road to east of Ellsworth Road. / Arianna Grainey, Independent Newsmedia Queen Creek Independent Pinal County has transferred a distribution system owned by the dissolved Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District to the Town of Queen Creek. An intergovernmental […]

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