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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 Water hopes new Coolidge aquifer will help water supply

Posted by   /  January 16, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

Pinal County Supervisor for District 3 Stephen Miller, left, Arizona Water Company President Fred Schneider, second from left, and Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson, right, prepare to start the Arizona Water company’s recharge basins at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the PVRRF on Wednesday. / Rofida Khairalla / PinalCentral By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner Hundreds of […]

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2019 Story of the Year: The race toward a critical agreement

Posted by   /  December 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

No drought about it, Arizona, Pinal County at the water’s edge  By Phil Riske, Senior Reporter, Writer Arizona’s Colorado River drought plan is the most significant piece of water legislation signed in nearly 40 years, said Gov. Doug Ducey after the plan was worked out during seven months of negotiations and just days before a […]

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Water cutbacks set to begin along the Colorado River

Posted by   /  December 11, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Colorado River / Pixabay By Ian James | Arizona Republic Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will start taking less water from the Colorado River in January as a hard-fought set of agreements kicks in to reduce the risk of reservoirs falling to critically low levels. The two U.S. states agreed to leave a portion of their water allotments in Lake Mead under […]

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Politicians knew the inconvenient truth about the Colorado River 100 years ago — and ignored it

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

U.S. Geological Survey By Naveena Sadasivam | grist Earlier this year, the seven states that depend on the Colorado River made history. For the first time, Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico agreed to find ways to reduce the amount of water they draw from the river as levels drop further at […]

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Proposed $21 million deal sparks bitter fight over Colorado River water

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

CAP Canal. / File photo By Ian James | Arizona Republic A private company and the town of Queen Creek are proposing a water deal that would leave 485 acres of farmland permanently dry near the Colorado River and send the water used on that land to the fast-growing Phoenix suburb. The company GSC Farm LLC is […]

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No immediate water shortages projected for Pinal farmers

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

Pinal farmland By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central Farmers and other users of Colorado River water in Pinal County will not have to worry about additional water shortages for the rest of this year. Rain and snowfall levels, along with conservation efforts by all of the states that share Colorado River water, have banked enough […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Water officials tout Colorado River as reliable source of water for years to come

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona/ Photo by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay, St. George News Written by Mori Kessler | St. George News The question of whether the Colorado River system is a reliable source of water for the future was the topic of a presentation held at the Washington County Water Conservancy District on Thursday. Local public […]

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States sign short-term Colorado River drought plan, but global warming looms over long-term solutions

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

The drought plan agreement is big step toward slowing the decline of Lake Mead and setting up a future of more sustainable water use in the Colorado River Basin./American Rivers Credit: Sinjin Eberle UT, Lake Powell By Ian James | Arizona Republic  The Colorado River just got a boost that’s likely to prevent its depleted […]

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President Trump signs bill endorsing Colorado River drought plan

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

By Andrew Nicla | Arizona Republic President Donald Trump signed a bill Tuesday authorizing a plan for Western states to take less water from the overburdened Colorado River. The president’s signing capped a years-long process of sometimes difficult negotiations among the seven states that rely on the river. Trump announced his approval of the bill in a tweet, […]

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