Arizona Water News

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Griselda Zetino

Mexico confident in relationship with Arizona under Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs

A top Mexican diplomat is confident in the Arizona-Mexico relationship going strong after Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs takes office.
10 days ago
The Colorado River flows by the historic Navajo Bridge on June 23, 2021 in Marble Canyon, Arizona. ...
Alex Weiner

Arizona State University to lead water research initiative for state’s resources

Arizona State University will have a role in the state's water usage going forward, as it will lead the Arizona Water Innovation Initiative.
13 days ago
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Cole Januszewski | Cronkite News

Residents in Arizona can determine the future of the state’s water

Residents in Arizona will determine the state's water future after selecting new board members for the CAWCD.
1 month ago
FILE - A formerly sunken boat stands upright into the air with its stern buried in the mud along th...
Associated Press

New US plan could lead to federal action on Colorado River

The Interior Department announced that it will consider revising a set of guidelines for operating two major dams on the Colorado River.
1 month ago
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Associated Press

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly slams California on Colorado River use

Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly said Tuesday funding for cleanup around the Salton Sea in California should be withheld.
1 month ago
Eric Seufert, owner and manager of 105 West Brewing Co., poses for a photo at his brewery room Tues...
Associated Press

Colorado to reuse water for drinking, creating new supply

Castle Rock (AP) — When Eric Seufert brewed a test batch of beer in 2017 with water from recycled sewage, he wasn’t too concerned about the outcome. The engineering firm that approached him about the test explained the process, and together they sipped samples of recycled water. Seufert quickly understood it wasn’t too different from […]
1 month ago
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Alex Weiner

EPA grants $2.8M to Arizona for water quality management plan

The federal government is granting funds to Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii for water quality improvement projects.
1 month ago
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KTAR.com

Mesa collects over 770K water bottles in Hydration Donation Campaign

Mesa collected 773,075 bottles of water from residents and businesses to help the city surpass its Hydration Donation Campaign goal.
1 month ago
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KTAR.com

Phoenix to hold series of town halls to discuss shortage of water supply from Colorado River

Phoenix is set to host a series of town halls over the next month to discuss the reduced allocation of water coming from the Colorado River.
2 months ago
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Kevin Stone

In water-saving effort, Scottsdale tells HOAs they can’t require overseeding

Scottsdale approved a water-saving measure that prohibits HOAs from forcing homeowners to maintain green lawns in the winter through overseeding.
2 months ago
A cup of water is drawn from a faucet at Johnny T's Bistro and Blues, a midtown Jackson, Miss., res...
Luke Forstner

Phoenix could cut back on contributing water to conservation plan

This year, many local governments in Arizona gave up some of their allotted water, and instead contributed it to the 500+ Plan. Its goal is to conserve an additional 500,000 acre-feet of water per year to benefit Lake Mead.
2 months ago
FILE - Utah State University master's student Barrett Friesen steers a boat near Glen Canyon dam on...
Associated Press

In Arizona, worry about access to Colorado River water

Officials around Arizona are concerned, though not panicking, about getting water from the Colorado River in the future as its levels decline.
3 months ago
Exposed portions of pipe in the Transcanyon Waterline are susceptible
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Associated Press

Grand Canyon South Rim increasing water restrictions due to line breaks

The Grand Canyon South Rim is increasing water restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline.
3 months ago
Ryan Knappenberger | Cronkite News

Angry at other states, Arizona towns, tribes rethink planned water cuts

Tribes and local governments in Arizona are increasingly talking about backing off earlier offers to give up some water.
3 months ago
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Alex Weiner

Arizona environmental agency allocates $3M to test drinking water for man-made chemicals

The Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality will allocate federal Safe Drinking Water Act funds to test for man-made chemicals in public water systems.
3 months ago
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Colton Krolak

Valley farmer fears Colorado River water cuts will harm future of Arizona’s agriculture

Recent Colorado River water cuts are making it increasingly difficult for Arizona farms to get by, says one Valley farmer.
3 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Maricopa County officials vote against Rio Verde Foothills tax district for water

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week against creating a taxing district to manage water supplies in a rural community east of Scottsdale.
3 months ago
Water flows down the Colorado River downriver from Hoover Dam in northwest Arizona, Sunday, Aug. 14...
Marcia Hammond

US Sen. Mark Kelly says other Western states need to pitch in like Arizona as drought persists

Arizona has done more than its share to address the megadrought in the West, and now it's time for other states "to step up," U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly said Sunday.
3 months ago
New home construction encroaches dormant fields owned by Kelly Anderson, left, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2...
Associated Press

Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Arizona and other states face dire consequences if there's no agreement on how to share water from the Colorado River.
4 months ago
FILE - A dead fish that used to be underwater sits on cracked earth above the water level on Lake M...
Associated Press

How new Colorado River cuts will impact Arizona, residents

Arizona and Nevada residents won't face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages.
4 months ago
Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake said Arizona needs “to have a comprehensive plan” fo...
Kevin Stone

Kari Lake, Arizona’s GOP nominee for governor, calls water supply ‘maybe the top issue’

With Arizona facing reduced access to Colorado River water, GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake said securing the state’s supply is “maybe the top issue."
4 months ago
FILE - Visitors view the dramatic bend in the Colorado River at the popular Horseshoe Bend in Glen ...
Associated Press

Arizona takes another hit in new round of Colorado River water cuts

U.S. officials announced that Arizona and Nevada will face more Colorado River water cuts as they endure extreme drought.
4 months ago
FILE - Farmer John Hawk looks over his land as his seed onion fields are watered in Holtville, Cali...
Associated Press

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than flows through it, depleting […]
4 months ago
Lightning strikes during a monsoon storm with a nearly dry creek bed in the foreground on July 21, ...
Alex Weiner

Climate experts warn Arizona’s monsoon season is changing

After an "exceptionally wet" 1993 across the state of Arizona, rainy monsoon seasons started to become rarer.
4 months ago