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[OPINION] Here’s the big problem with that March 19 drought plan deadline

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

  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  Opinion: Arizona and other Colorado River basin states are darned if they comment and darned if they don’t. By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic Arizona has less than a week to weigh in on how the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation should step in to prop […]

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[OPINION] Flawed? Maybe. But Arizona’s plan to help save Lake Mead is still a game-changer

Posted by   /  December 3, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  Opinion: Arizona is facing a turning point on water (again), and the Drought Contingency Plan – imperfect as it is – will help us navigate a new reality. By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic Arizona doesn’t solve anything by joining the three-state Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). […]

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The Arizona drought: Colorado River Indian Tribes to the rescue! Rose Law Group Founder & President Jordan Rose lauds the move

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

  By John Wright | Parker Live With water levels continuing to drop toward a ‘shortage’ declaration at Lake Mead, the state has been meeting with stakeholders for months to forge a Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). The offer, outlined in a November 9th letter to the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Central Arizona […]

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Governor’s Office immersed in drought talks, water policy do-over

Posted by   /  November 2, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

  By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is all in on Arizona efforts to stabilize water levels in Lake Mead. The governor and his staff are playing an integral role in bringing Arizona water interests together to reach an internal state agreement on the drought-contingency plan. The Governor’s Office’s heavy involvement […]

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[OPINION] A Lake Mead water shortage could affect metro Phoenix more than we think

Posted by   /  October 9, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Joanna Allhands | Arizona Republic Opinion: Phoenix-area cities will experience more pain than we thought under the drought contingency plan, even in a low-level shortage Pinal County farmers will be most severely impacted when a water shortage is declared on Lake Mead. If a three-state drought […]

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At water-starved Lake Mead and Lake Powell, ‘the crisis is already real,’ scientists say

Posted by   /  August 29, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Ian James | Arizona Republic With Lake Mead dropping to levels that could trigger water cutbacks in less than two years, there’s been a lot of talk lately about negotiating a deal to keep the reservoir from falling even further. But in a new report, scientists say the situation is just as worrisome upstream at Lake Powell. […]

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Lake Mead recreation area played role in new interstate

Posted by   /  August 21, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  Daily Miner As desert bighorn sheep looked down from the hills and the waters of Lake Mead sparkled in the background, a portion of Interstate 11 opened Aug. 9 after a formal ceremony. The first portion of the freeway, which will eventually span from Canada to Mexico, travels through 1.5 miles of Lake Mead […]

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Nevada creates ‘connections’ with historic I-11 first-phase opening

Posted by   /  August 14, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Nevada creates ‘connections’ with historic I-11 first-phase opening RTC, NDOT 15-mile project to save motorists travel time; eventually connect Las Vegas to Phoenix Wickenburg Sun Against a stunning view of Lake Mead at a new scenic overlook, elected officials joined Southern Nevada residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and the Nevada Department […]

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Pinal farmers concerned about water reductions under drought plan

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

  By Jake Kincaid | Arizona City Independent In order to keep Lake Mead, and the Colorado River, from falling into critical shortages, key water agencies in Arizona are proposing reductions in water priority pools, with Pinal County farmers taking the brunt of reductions if mitigation plans are not put in place as the drought […]

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Risks to Lake Mead, Colorado River intensifying greatly, federal officials say

Posted by   /  June 29, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star The risks of Lake Mead dropping to catastrophically low levels have ramped up dramatically, say federal officials who came here Thursday to push for completion of a long-stalled drought plan for the Colorado River Basin. At a presentation before hundreds of local and state officials, Bureau of […]

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