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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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Congress passes Colorado River drought plan with unanimous approval from Arizona lawmakers

Posted by   /  April 9, 2019  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

By Andrew Nicla | Arizona Republic  A bill that would authorize the federal government to enact a drought plan for Colorado River basin states in times of shortage has passed Congress and is on its way to the White House for the president’s signature. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., fast-tracked the […]

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Bills in Congress deal with drought plan for West

Posted by   /  April 3, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

PinalCentral  The Colorado River as it runs through Marble Canyon below Glen Canyon Dam./Andy Howell/PinalCentral 2018 Federal legislation has been introduced on a plan to address the shrinking supply of water from a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. Sen. Martha McSally and Rep. Raul Grijalva introduced identical bills Tuesday and […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Bills in Congress deal with drought plan for Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming

Posted by   /  April 3, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

PinalCentral  The Colorado River as it runs through Marble Canyon below Glen Canyon Dam./Andy Howell/PinalCentral 2018 Pinal Central staff Federal legislation has been introduced on a plan to address the shrinking supply of water from a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. Sen. Martha McSally and Rep. Raul Grijalva introduced identical […]

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Water officials press Senate on urgency of Colorado River drought plan

Posted by   /  March 28, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Andrew Howard | Cronkite News The director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources told a Senate panel Wednesday there is an “urgent need” to authorize a multistate drought contingency plan for the Colorado River basin. Tom Buschatzke was one of several state and federal officials pressing Congress on the plan, years in the […]

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Arizona, six other states go to Congress for drought plan approval

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

Colorado River / Pixabay By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services The leaders of Colorado River basin states are asking Congress to approve the newly adopted drought contingency plan that they admit is not a long-term solution to a dryer future and less water in the river. Officials of the seven states on Tuesday signed […]

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MWD vote moves Colorado River drought plan forward

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Bettina Boxall | Los Angeles Times The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday sealed California’s participation in a landmark Colorado River drought management plan, agreeing to shoulder more of the state’s future delivery cuts to prevent Lake Mead from falling to dangerously low levels. With California signed on, the plan can move […]

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