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Engineering ‘marvel’ Central Arizona Project: A 35-year-old economic powerhouse

Posted by   /  June 12, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Central Arizona Project water from the Colorado River flows next to a cantaloupe field near the Pinal County community of Maricopa. / Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2018 By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Arizona’s engineering masterpiece, the Central Arizona Project (CAP), is celebrating 35 years of delivering Colorado River water to the […]

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As Arizona’s suburban water tables drop, some potential solutions begin to emerge

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Pumping water from a Central Arizona Project canal is one option being considered. / File photo By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A “disconnect” in water-management practices risks draining many of Arizona’s aquifers, an ASU study recently warned. The study referred to the fact that when groundwater is pumped in suburban areas — often […]

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Globe City Council declines its share of CAP water

Posted by   /  January 23, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

  Arizona Silver Belt While the Globe City Council voted unanimously last week to decline its share of extra Central Arizona Project (CAP) water, it nonetheless plans to revisit the issue soon. In his Nov. 29, 2018 letter to Globe Mayor Al Gameros, San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler said the Tribe plans to […]

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Peoria water reductions could come sooner than expected

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

  By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net Due to two decade’s worth of drought and climate change and other factors, the water level on Lake Mead, the Valley’s biggest supply of Central Arizona Project water, has a nearly 60 percent chance of dropping to a shortage level in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. […]

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Central Arizona Project board votes to support Drought Contingency Plan

Posted by   /  December 7, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times The board of the Central Arizona Project voted on Thursday to help finalize a Drought Contingency Plan for the state of Arizona, and it relented somewhat on the last serious sticking point in the talks — a demand to co-sign the plan with state authorities — as it approved the […]

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‘Friendly’ proposal by CAP board could derail Arizona drought talks

Posted by   /  December 4, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times The board of the Central Arizona Project is threatening Arizona’s hard-won progress in internal drought talks, two leaders in those negotiations warned Monday. Both State Senator Lisa Otondo, whose District 4 covers chunks of Yuma, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal counties, and Tom Buschatzke, the director of the Arizona Department […]

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Arizona’s long straw

Posted by   /  November 21, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  The Central Arizona Project celebrates its 50th Anniversary while facing a drought that may impact 80 percent of the population. By Douglas Towne | Phoenix Magazine It’s no secret that Arizona and California often don’t see eye-to-eye, as evidenced by the enmity the Diamondbacks and Suns have for the Dodgers and Lakers. But it’s […]

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Agency approves water deal with Gila River Indian Community

Posted by   /  November 3, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral The agency that runs the Central Arizona Project, Arizona’s largest resource for renewable water supplies, approved a deal to acquire water from the Gila River Indian Community. Under the terms of the agreement, the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District will get access to water from the Gila River Indian […]

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Scottsdale amends Carefree IGA as groundwater resources become paramount

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

  By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Council and Carefree Water Company have amended its agreement for treatment and transportation of Central Arizona Project water to maintain groundwater resources. On Aug. 28, Scottsdale City Council approved the amendment on consent, which represent the second round of changes since 1989. The amendment will provide […]

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Feds question proposed sale of Navajo Generating Station

Posted by   /  June 5, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A plan by the operators of the Central Arizona Project to look for new sources of power beyond the coal-fired — and possibly soon-to-close — Navajo Generating Station near Page is raising questions from federal officials. Related: Trump appointee could help keep Navajo Generating […]

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