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Facing cutbacks on the Colorado River, Arizona farmers look to groundwater to stay in business

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

  By Ian James | Arizona Republic MARICOPA — In satellite images, the farm fields in central Arizona stand out like an emerald green quilt draped across the desert landscape. Seeing it from the ground level, the fields of alfalfa, corn and wheat are interspersed with the furrows of freshly plowed fields. After the cotton harvest, stray […]

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Colorado River plan in question as top federal water official tells Arizona and California: ‘Close isn’t done’

Posted by   /  February 1, 2019  /  Featured News, Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

Ian James | Arizona Republic A top federal water official announced Friday that because California and Arizona haven’t finished Colorado River drought plans, the Interior Department is asking the governors of all seven states that rely on the river for recommendations on how to prevent reservoirs from continuing to drop. Federal Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman […]

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Keeping Pinal County agriculture alive as federal deadline for drought plan nears

Posted by   /  January 30, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

How Arizona ended up in this water short situation, experts say, is the Colorado River was over-allocated from the beginning, and as water management policies were drawn in 2000 and 2004, they did not take into account one factor — drought.   By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) — Numerous witnesses with a […]

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What is the Drought Contingency Plan and will it affect me?

Posted by   /  January 25, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Andrew Nicla | AZCentral Arizona’s water leaders and lawmakers are running out of time to complete the state’s Drought Contingency Plan, a blueprint for how Arizona water users would share a likely shortage on the Colorado River. The water managers and elected officials working on the plan have tried to convey a sense of urgency to […]

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Lawmakers get first look at legislation for Drought Contingency Plan

Posted by   /  January 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

  By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times As the deadline for Arizona to adopt a drought plan inches closer, state lawmakers received an early look at the water measures they could vote on later this month. The draft legislation compiled by the Department of Water Resources looks similar to how water leaders described the […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Dire warnings for Arizona, the Southwest included in new federal climate report

Posted by   /  December 2, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Science, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star ore heat and drought. Less water. More heat-related deaths and hospital visits. Bigger wildfires. Fewer native trees. Maybe more valley fever cases. Someday, possibly less food and less energy, not counting solar energy.  These and other impacts of warmer weather in Arizona and the Southwest are laid out in […]

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Dry and getting drier: Water scarcity in Southwest is the new norm, study says

Posted by   /  November 30, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

  By Luke Runyon | KUNC he effects of climate change are not far off challenges for future generations. They are existential problems for everyone alive today. That’s one big takeaway from the U.S. federal government’s latest roundup of climate science, the National Climate Assessment, now in its fourth iteration. Released the day after Thanksgiving, the […]

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Water, water everywhere can’t quell a Western drought

Posted by   /  February 5, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona among states in grip of drought By Jim Carlton | The Wall Street Journal any Western reservoirs are full, and downpours have triggered floods and deadly mudslides in parts of California. But all that water isn’t enough to save the West from another drought. Most of the region has slipped back into the drought […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Trump win churns U.S.-Mexico water talks

Posted by   /  November 26, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Farmers and cities in Arizona and Nevada could face their first cuts in water supplies a year from now, just as the existing agreement ends By Annie Snider | POLITICO A 16-year drought has sent water levels at the river’s most important reservoir, Lake Mead, to the lowest levels since it was first filled in […]

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Horses fall victim to hard times and dry times on the range

Posted by   /  August 19, 2012  /  Equine News, Featured News  /  No Comments

Atop a mesa near Many Farms, Ariz., in the heart of Navajo territory, horses were stomping the ground one recent afternoon, as if trying to draw water from a pond that is now just cracked dirt. By Fernando Santos AZTEC, N.M. — The land is parched, the fields are withering and thousands of the nation’s […]

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