Arizona Department of Water Resources

June 10, 2016--Collaborating to protect Lake Mead (Arizona Capitol Times)

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) recently hosted a second Colorado River Shortage Update. CAP and ADWR presented the latest information about the near-term outlook for the river and how Arizona can keep the river out of shortage in 2017.

January 29, 2015--New chief appointed for Arizona Department of Water Resources (Environmental Protection)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Thomas Buschatzke as director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

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.

January 25, 2015--Like water? Then don't leave agency in a drought (Arizona Central)

It is time for the business community, all water interests and anyone who cares about Arizona to add their voices to the chorus calling for increased state funding for the Department of Water Resources. The reason is simple: the economy.

July 29, 2014--Water credits: Phase-out delay not yet official (Casa Grande Dispatch)

A requested five-year delay of an Arizona Department of Water Resources plan to phase out agricultural extinguishment credits has a few more steps to go through before it becomes official. The groundwater credits can be sold to developers when land is retired from agriculture.

January 29, 2014--Facing a century of water conservation (Verde Independent)

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.

Arizona Water Dispute

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.

February 16, 2013--A water dispute nears a boil in Arizona (Washington Post)

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.

January 1, 2009--Prescott wins battle in groundwater fight (U.S. Water News)

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.

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