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- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Animas-La Plata Project
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- UMETCO (Urivan) Water Rights
- Water Information
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Arizona Department of Water Resources
A water crisis may be a century away, but conservation experts say Arizona has to start planning for the day economic growth spurs need beyond supply. Conserving water is a way of life for desert communities, but recent reports show Arizona will have a shortfall of 3 million acre-feet by 2110.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, along with landowners and environmental groups, have appealed an Arizona Department of Water Resources decision to approve a Los Angeles real estate company’s request to pump roughly 3,000 acre feet of water a year from state land near the San Pedro River--the last big, free flowing river in the southwest. The real estate company plans to use the water for development, but opponents argue the company would be intercepting water that would have otherwise flowed to replenish the river and the surrounding San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, which contains nearly 57,000 acres of federal land.
A development, planned by Los Angeles real-estate company Castle & Cooke Inc., is at the center of a fight over water rights that pits the federal government against Arizona's water authority. It is one of thousands of conflicts across the West, where states generally issue water rights on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Arizona Department of Water Resources has decided that water tapped from the Big Chino aquifer will count toward the Prescott area's 100-year assured water supply.
Arizona officials are studying the possibility of importing treated ocean water from a popular coastal Mexican resort 60 miles south of the border.
Two major developers based in Nevada — Rhodes Homes and the Mardian Group — have won approval to build communities in the Kingman area that, by 2040, could have a combined 80,000 new homes.
The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants some answers from state officials about why the Colorado Department of Water Resources is proposing agricultural efficiency rules. The rules could affect surface irrigators up and down the Arkansas Valley who have added physical improvements such as sprinklers, drip irrigation and canal lining since 1999.
An Arizona official on Wednesday rejected a company's proposal to permit groundwater to be pumped from extreme northwestern Arizona to a growing area of southern Nevada. Department of Water Resources Director Herb Guenther followed the recommendation of an administrative law judge by denying Wind River Resources' application, the department announced.
A settlement between the Navajos and New Mexico for water from a major Colorado River tributary has forced Arizona and the federal government back to the table to sort out the tribe's other claims, which include water and money to build delivery systems. The task is tangled in a morass of laws, compacts, political interests and a water supply already stretch