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Mohave County leaders ask state to help safeguard declining groundwater

Posted by   /  February 10, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

Mohave County may again seek to designate the Hualapai Valley Groundwater Basin as an irrigation non-expansion area, allowing for the regulation of new irrigation wells. /City of Kingman file photo By Ian James | Arizona Republic Mohave County’s elected leaders want Arizona water regulators to step in and prohibit the expansion of irrigated farmlands in […]

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EPCOR/Johnson Utilities update at ACC

Posted by   /  February 7, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

San Tan Valley News During an update from Johnson Utilities, LLC, the company’s Interim Manager, EPCOR, informed the Arizona Corporation Commission that the design of a third vessel for the Ion Exchange has begun. This vessel will increase production by 500 gallons per minute at the Main Yard facility. The vessel is expected to be […]

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Regional News: Newsom seeks peace with Trump in California water wars. Enviros are ready to fight

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

 The Environmental Protection Agency has blamed the homeless crisis in California for failing to stop water pollution. Photograph: /Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images By Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Sophia Bollag | Sacramento Bee Two months ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed poised to file yet another suit against President Donald Trump — this time, over a […]

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Rare talks to avoid lawsuit may pit Fort Huachuca jobs vs. San Pedro water needs

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Cut down trees at the San Pedro River crossing at the US-Mexico border on Feb. 3, 2020 as border wall construction begins over the river. /Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Sturges By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Fort Huachuca and environmentalists are willing to hold rare negotiations to avoid another lawsuit, potentially pitting the preservation […]

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NAU researchers develop new way to protect Grand Canyon water

Posted by   /  February 4, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

Natalie Jones, a research technician partially funded by NAU and the National Park Service. By Scott Buffon |Arizona Daily Sun The Grand Canyon National Park has only one source of drinking water, and despite how important that water is for the 6 million people who visited the park last year, no one is quite sure […]

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Guest Column: Arizona’s budget must reflect our water challenges

Posted by   /  February 2, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

The Arizona Dept. of Water Resources suffered deep budget cuts following the Great Recession that continue to constrain its operations and, perhaps more importantly, its ability to ensure long-term, reliable water supplies to support Arizona’s economy. By Ellen O’Brien & Christopher Kuzdas | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) […]

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Pinal groundwater model in the works

Posted by   /  January 30, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch Local water stakeholders got an update on plans for a separate and more detailed groundwater model for parts of Pinal County Wednesday morning from the Pinal Partnership organization. The Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield Basin model is being created by a collaboration between Pinal Partnership, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, […]

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Bill would block transfers of Colorado River water from rural areas to growing cities

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Colorado River Sunset, Glen Canyon Dam,/ By Romain Guy By Ian James | Arizona Republic A company’s proposal to take water from farmland along the Colorado River and sell it to a growing Phoenix suburb has provoked a heated debate, and some Arizona legislators are trying to block the deal with a bill that would […]

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Arizona’s water system for suburban growth heads toward ‘train wreck,’ Babbitt says

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A water management district created by a 1993 state law that allowed massive subdivisions to spread into the outer suburbs of Tucson and Phoenix is now heading for a “train wreck,” warns former Arizona Governor and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who like Babbitt […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: EPA water rule change called disastrous for New Mexico

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Rio Grande running near San Antonio, N.M. (It’s even higher now than when this picture was snapped a week or so ago./ Laura Paskus By Danielle Prokop | Santa Fe New Mexican A majority of New Mexico’s waterways and wetlands will lose federal pollution protections under the Environmental Protection Agency’s final “U.S. Waters” rule unveiled […]

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