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Arizona officials look to reach Colorado River drought deal

Sun, Sep 30, 2018

Environment

PHOENIX (AP) — Progress is being made in talks toward a set of agreements for cities, farmers and tribes to share in Colorado River water cutbacks, according to Arizona water officials.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Colorado River

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Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning

Tue, Sep 28, 2010

Environment

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River.Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with

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Tags: Colorado River, Lake Mead, Water

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Warming could spur water crisis

Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Global Warming

Arizona Republicby Shaun McKinnonColorado River water users will experience frequent shortages in the coming years as warmer, drier conditions squeeze an already overburdened resource, scientists said Monday. Even without the effects of climatechange, the scientists warned that the river may not produce as much water from mountain snowmelt as it

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Tags: Arizona, Colorado River, Climate change

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Pinal farms will get reused water from mine

Sun, Mar 15, 2009

Environment

The East Valley TribuneBy Ed TaylorThe New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District, a 26,900-acre farming area in Pinal County between Queen Creek and Florence, is about to capture water from an unusual source. Formed in 1965 to receive Colorado River water via the Central Arizona Project, the district will start

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Tags: New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District, Pinal County, Colorado River water, Central Arizona Project, Superior

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