Central Arizona Project

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 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 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.


January 19, 2014--Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water (Arizona Daily Star)

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate: Back in 1980, the Legislature finally responded to the rapid drop in groundwater levels caused by population growth and farming. It set a goal for the Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott areas to balance our groundwater withdrawals with natural and artificial recharge by 2025.


December 13, 2013--Water deal: Infrastructure help for Mexico, water for California agencies (My Desert)

Several of the nation’s largest water districts will help Mexico pay for repairs to water infrastructure and in return will receive additional supplies of water from the Colorado River. The Imperial Irrigation District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California ann


September 12, 2013--Forecast for Colorado River basin: Dry with a chance of shortage (Yuma Sun)

There's a better than 50 percent chance of an official water shortage being declared in 2016 for the Lower Colorado River Basin as a result of the drought that has gripped the


August 18, 2013--Ariz. may feel Colo. River shortage (Durango Herald)

Farmers in central and southern Arizona would take the hit from a projected shortage in Colorado River water, but the state’s major metropolitan areas would be shielded. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released projections Friday that show a 2 percent chance of Lake Mead in Nevada reaching the trigger point in 2015 for a shortage declaration and a 50 percent chance in 2016.


July 10, 2013--Water worries: Climate change in the desert Southwest (USA Today)

More than 10 centuries ago, Native Americans dug canals to bring water — the desert's most precious resource — into their farms and communities in the harsh climate of what's now Phoenix.


March 14, 2013--Phoenix's too hot future (Los Angeles Times)

If cities were stocks, you'd want to short Phoenix. Of course, it's an easy city to pick on. The nation's 13th-largest metropolitan area crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it regularly. And it depends on an improbable infrastructure to suck water from the distant (and dwindling) Colorado River.


December 9, 2012--Gila River works to regain agricultural tradition (Durango Herald)

At a time when many cities and states in the West are grappling over water, a south-central Arizona Native American community has found itself in the enviable position of having rights to more water than it can use. The Gila River Indian Community established along the Gila River faced severe water shortages after the river was dammed upstream in the 1920s.


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