Arizona

April 10, 2014--Determining the sustainability of water, agriculture in Arizona (ASU News)

Central Arizona has a rich history of agriculture, contributing $9.2 billion toward the state’s economy. That water has near-absolute power in determining the region’s fate is not an over-reaching assumption. With increasing urban development and an uncertain climate, is this industry doomed or can it be sustained?


March 30, 2014--Too early to tell if above average snowpack will help Colorado River (Havasu News)

It snowed hard all winter in the Rocky Mountains, and come spring that’s always been a sign that once that huge snowpack melts, the Colorado River will tumble mightily with a greater bounty of water to keep the Southwest viable. The overall snowpack is now at 115 percent of average for this time of the year in the Rockies.


March 25, 2014--Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing (Phys.org)

The Southwestern United States is facing an increasingly stressful future with unabated population growth, oversubscribed water resources and a hotter and drier climate.


March 7, 2014--Welcome to the thirsty West (Future Tense)

Any examination of the Southwest's drought must start in Arizona. Driving through the Arizona desert between Tucson and Phoenix, it’s easy to see the remnants of agricultural boom times. Irrigated agriculture in the Arizona desert peaked in the 1950s and has steadily declined as urbanization’s water demand has exploded.


March 5, 2014--Decision draws near on last undammed river out West (Aljazeera America)

Thirty years ago, biologist David Propst was fresh out of graduate school when he started working on the Gila River. Tucked into the southwestern corner of New Mexico, the Gila’s headwaters run out of the Mogollon Mountains and flow through southern Arizona and into the Colorado River. Small farms along the way divert irrigation water. But there are no large dams.


March 4, 2014--Colorado River shortages could occur by 2016 or 2017 (Arizona Capital Times)

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of Arizona’s Colorado River water supplies and places paramount importance on the health


February 21, 2014--New reservoir key to reliable water source for Phoenix (Arizona Republic)

The Pinnacle Peak Reservoir will hold 3 million gallons, which is about 250 average swimming pools that each consist of 12,000 gallons of water. Phoenix delivers the same amount of water in total today as it did 10 years ago — despite a 28 percent growth in population.


February 17, 2014--Water shortages: What to expect in the future (Arizona Republic)

Central Arizona Project is the primary steward of Arizona’s Colorado River water supplies and places paramount importance on the health and sustainability of the river. Since 2000, the Colorado River basin has endured the worst drought in centuries, yet Colorado River water users in California, Nevada and Arizona have not had to reduce the volume of water they receive from the river.


February 17, 2014--Old facilities, older rivers, and Arizona water (Modern Times Magazine)

In the high deserts of Arizona and throughout the Southwestern United States, access to water resources seems far closer to mind at a policy level than any wetter or non-landlocked states. The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study released by the U.S.


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