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.
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.
FLAGSTAFF — A neurosurgeon from Flagstaff died after slipping and falling on a slick rock near the Cookie Jar area of Lake Powell.
Dr. Nathan Avery, 45, hit his head Saturday near his campsite and fell unconscious into the water, The Arizona Daily Sun reports.
Members of a group the doctor …