Central Arizona Project

June 29, 2015--Lake Mead decline below 1,075 feet is symbolic (Tucson.com)

If New Year’s Day had happened last week, the Central Arizona Project would have suffered the first water shortage in its 35-year history. That’s because Lake Mead — where CAP water is stored at the Nevada border — dropped below 1,075 feet elevation late Tuesday, and stayed that way off and on the rest of the week. That’s the level at which the federal go


May 18, 2015--Feds project Lake Mead below drought trigger point in 2017 (ABC News)

Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada. The effects could be serious. Arizona's allocation of Colorado River water could be cut 11.4 percent, or by an amount normally used by more than 600,000 homes.


April 24, 2015--Colorado River water shortage: Rural areas would be hit harder than cities (Casa Grande Dispatch)

Arizona’s communities, industries, mines and Native American tribes aren’t likely to be affected during the next five years if federal officials declare a shortage on the Colorado River, officials said Wednesday.


March 23, 2015--Innovative thinking spurs water deal (Arizona Central)

As part of a deal approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, the private company, Liberty Utilities, will recharge about 78 billion gallons of treated effluent into the West Valley's aquifer.


January 29, 2015--CAP official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017 (Cronkite News)

There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers Thursday.


December 17, 2014--States in parched Southwest take steps to bolster a crucial reservoir (New York Times)

With a 14-year drought in the Colorado River basin showing few signs of breaking, states along the river’s path are taking new steps this month to ensure that Lake Mead — the Colorado River reservoir that is the water source for much of the Southwest — does not fail them. Of


December 11, 2014--Study: Cloud seeding increased snowfall (Arizona Central)

A six-year study, partly funded by the Central Arizona Project, on the effects of cloud seeding over mountain ranges in Wyoming has concluded that spraying silver particles into the clouds increases snowfall and eventual water runoff.


December 5, 2014--States expected to reduce water taken from Lake Mead (Arizona Central)

Arizona and various water agencies in Nevada and California are expected to approve an agreement this month that would reduce the amount of water taken from Lake Mead. The measure is considered a significant step toward protecting one of the main reservoirs of Colorado River water. The lake is at historically low levels because of a 14-year drought.


November 9, 2014--How not to squander Arizona's water legacy (Arizona Central)

George W.P. Hunt, the "old walrus" of early statehood, was said to "walk on land, but run on water" whenever he faced an electoral challenge.


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