Central Arizona Project

August 5, 2014--To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve (High Country News)

Here’s a sure sign that your region’s in drought: you stop paying your utility for the privilege of using water, and the utility starts paying you not to use water instead. Outlandish as it sounds, that’s what four major Western utilities and the federal government are planning to do next year through the $11 million Colorado River Conservation Partnership.


August 3, 2014--Western water suppliers reach Colorado River conservation agreement (Summit Daily)

Denver Water joined forces last week with water providers in Arizona, California and Nevada and the federal government to sign a water conservation agreement. The Colorado River System Conservation program is an effort to address a long-term imbalance on the Colorado River caused by years of drought and water demands that exceed supply.


July 31, 2014--Major Colorado River players announce conservation push (Summit Voice)

With Colorado River water supplies disappearing at a dizzying rate, and with a thirsty — and politically mighty — California parched by drought, the biggest water users at the table said this week they’ll invest $11 million to try and conserve significant amounts of water across all sectors, including including agricultural, municipal and industrial uses.


July 28, 2014--Water and economic value for Arizona (Havasu News)

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of central and southern Arizona's Colorado River water resources. By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water every year, CAP has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state.


July 19, 2014--Water rationing for farmers? It's on the horizon (Arizona Central)

Regional water planners last month made a prediction that will likely be a game-changer for Arizona's economy, revealing just how water scarcity will restructure the future of our food security. As early as 2017, drought in the Lower Colorado River's watershed could lead to irrigation rationing for central Arizona agriculture.


July 8, 2014--Lake Mead edges closer to historic low level, raising river concerns (Rocky Mountain PBS)

Lake Mead. The white ring "around the tub" shows how much elevation the surface of the lake has lost. Lake Mead, the vast reservoir behind historic Hoover Dam outside Las Vegas, is flirting with historic low levels. And that doesn’t bode well for any of the seven states (or Mexico) that share Colorado River water.


June 26, 2014--Arizona cities look proactively in dealing with drought, dipping river level (Bloomberg)

As the drought in the West and overuse of Colorado River water continue, officials of Arizona's two largest cities are launching a new strategy aimed at countering the anticipated impacts of drought and long-term climate change. Instead of working separately to secure water, Phoenix and Tucson say they are working collaboratively.


June 17, 2014--Arizona cities could face cutbacks in water from Colorado River, officials say (New York Times)

Arizona could be forced to cut water deliveries to its two largest cities unless states that tap the dwindling Colorado River find ways to reduce water consumption and deal with a crippling drought, officials of the state’s canal network said Tuesday.


June 13, 2014--Water leaders discuss unmet needs (Prescott Courier)

If people would just move where water is available instead of trying to move water toward communities, life would be a lot simpler in Arizona. But Arizonans don't live in portable houses like the early residents, so it's not so easy to pick up and move.