Arizona

December 17, 2014--States in parched Southwest take steps to bolster a crucial reservoir (New York Times)

With a 14-year drought in the Colorado River basin showing few signs of breaking, states along the river’s path are taking new steps this month to ensure that Lake Mead — the Colorado River reservoir that is the water source for much of the Southwest — does not fail them. Of


December 13, 2014--Arizona farmers take hit to stave off water crisis (Arizona Central)

All it takes is 10 feet of water to go from caution to crisis on the Colorado River. That's why Arizona farmers like Dan Thelander support a new agreement that will help conserve the amount of water in Lake Mead even though it could mean short-term sacrifices for them.


December 9, 2014--With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water (ABC News)

With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring ? most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.


December 4, 2014--Tribe secures water rights (Mohave Daily News)

A northwestern Arizona tribe has secured water rights to a Colorado River tributary and is hoping to use a federal settlement as a springboard to pursue other claims. A settlement approved this week in Congress gives the Hualapai Tribe hundreds of acre-feet per year from the Bill Williams River watershed.


November 22, 2014--Thinning projects would yield water (Payson Roundup)

Thinning Northern Arizona’s forests could increase runoff by 20 percent, which would restore streams, wetlands, springs and produce more water for Phoenix and other cities, according to a just-completed study by researchers from Northern Arizona Univer­sity.


November 15, 2014--Arizonans getting more serious about water (Arizona Central)

"Water's precious," says the old prospector in the 1948 classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." "Sometimes, maybe more precious than gold." You can visualize that truth today at Lake Mead in Nevada, where construction workers use a boring machine the length of two football fields to ca


November 15, 2014--New Mexico staff recommends developing Gila water (KRQE News)

New Mexico is one step closer to deciding how to manage its share of the Gila River now that staff with the Interstate Stream Commission has recommended taking advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the river.


November 9, 2014--How not to squander Arizona's water legacy (Arizona Central)

George W.P. Hunt, the "old walrus" of early statehood, was said to "walk on land, but run on water" whenever he faced an electoral challenge.


November 7, 2014--Tucson groundwater not so well (KVOA.com)

Supplying the City of Tucson and the surrounding areas with water, has remained an issue for decades. Most of it is now supplied through the Central Arizona Project. CAP is a 336-mile canal bringing water here from the Colorado River. But a number of residents in rural areas still depend on water from wells, a source that is drying up.


October 28, 2014-- $300K grant to address pollution cleanup of Little Colorado River (White Mountain Independent)

Two grants totaling $327,000 have been awarded to address polluted runoff into the Little Colorado River area of Apache County. The grants are two of eight in Arizona this year administered by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Quality Improvement Grant program to address polluted runoff from many different sources.


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