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West Valley farmers fight APS attempt to take water for nuclear plant

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  1 Comment

Buckeye farmland By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Arizona Public Service Co. has applied to pump “poor-quality” groundwater from the West Valley that the company says Buckeye farmers are wasting. But the farmers say the water is neither poor nor wasted. APS wants to take some of the high-saline water from underground and test whether […]

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State House creates panel to address groundwater supply in Pinal County

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

Arizona City Independent House Speaker Rusty Bowers has announced the creation of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Groundwater Supply in Pinal County. The committee will study available groundwater and renewable water supplies in the Pinal Active Management Area, and it will make recommendations on the modeling criteria for available groundwater supplies in the area. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Digging deeper won’t solve groundwater depletion

Posted by   /  July 25, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

By Tiffany Dazet | labroots Did you know that 100 million Americans depend on groundwater wells? Wells remain throughout the country for household, agricultural and industrial use. To circumvent the issue of groundwater depletion, some are digging wells deeper and deeper. According to scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, this practice is unsustainable […]

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UA study: Groundwater pumping has reduced stream flows

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

Mississippi River Basin By Mari N. Jenen | UA Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by a University of Arizona hydrologist. The new study has important implications for managing U.S. water resources. Laws regulating the […]

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Water extinguishment credit plan to go to state officials

Posted by   /  August 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral A plan to alleviate some concerns from area farmers is proceeding to the state level. The Pinal Active Management Area Water Policy Study Committee unanimously approved a proposal at its meeting Thursday to address extinguishment credit changes, and now that plan is headed to state officials for further consideration. The […]

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