Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.
The federal government tightened the screws on the overtaxed Colorado River Friday, announcing that it will cut water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for the first time ever starting in October.
In 2010 more than 65,000 acre-feet of water was extracted from the aquifer in the Upper Santa Cruz basin from Green Valley to Sahuarita - about 90 percent by existing mines and farms, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Tucson's mayor and City Council face a decision this week with significant long-range implications to our future. Tucson has received two requests to allow connections to a pipeline it jointly owns with the Central Arizona Project south of Tucson. These connections would deliver CAP water to…
Participated in negotiations among 7 Colo. River Basin states to develop a plan for shortages.
The Colorado River was recently listed by the American Rivers organization as the most endangered river in the United States. Here at Central Arizona Project (CAP), we have long understood that the over-allocation of the Colorado River, coupled with growing water demands and the potential fo…
The Colorado River, the Southwest's troubled lifeblood, tops an environmental group's endangered-rivers list for the third time in 23 years.
The Central Arizona Project - this section is in Avra Valley - carries Colorado River water from Lake Mead toward Tucson. Officials say there is a 35 percent chance of the first CAP water shortage in history in 2016.
Another year of very low precipitation and snowpack in the Rocky Mountains has spurred another year of low runoff on the Colorado River - the 10th such year out of the past 14.
This is the main plant of the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell at Page. The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from the coal-fired power plant.
FLAGSTAFF - Republican politicians expressed disappointment in the federal government's proposal Friday to require pollution-control upgrades at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, saying it could drive up costs for energy and water to residents.
The agreement will split surpluses and share the pain of shortfalls in the Colorado River's water, as seen at Horseshoe Bend, near Page.
LAS VEGAS - Officials from the United States and Mexico have made a Tuesday date in San Diego to sign a landmark agreement to share Colorado River water during times of drought and surplus.
Wildflowers carpet the sides of an access road southeast of North Sandario and West Mile Wide roads along a section of a proposed multiple-use trail that would follow the Central Arizona Project canal.
Recreational trails trace riverbanks across metro Tucson, so why not try the same thing along another watercourse: the Central Arizona Project canal?
Construction on a pipeline that would deliver CAP water to the Green Valley-Sahuarita area for the proposed Rosemont Mine and possibly other water users will start next month.
A pipeline to allow owners of the Rosemont mine to recharge Central Arizona Project water to compensate for its groundwater pumping will start its first leg of construction next month, a private water company building the line said Tuesday.
One of the potential solutions to drought in the Colorado River basin - a major test of desalination - was an environmental and economic success, UA researchers and U.S. officials said this week.