By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
PHOENIX – A Republican lawmaker from Kingman has introduced legislation that would bar “fourth priority” water contracts along the Colorado River from being transferred to growing cities in central Arizona.
By Bret Jaspers | Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
PHOENIX – The lack of groundwater regulations in most of Arizona, along with reports of industrial farms extracting huge amounts of water from threatened aquifers, has gotten the attention of legislators.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
PHOENIX – Conservation and innovation, along with historic partnerships among the Colorado River Basin states, will be needed to eliminate the difference between what’s been promised and what’s actually in the riverbed.
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
PHOENIX – When Western leaders divided up the life-giving waters of the Colorado River in the 1920s, they overestimated how much water was available. That “structural deficit” of 1.5 million acre-feet plays a role in the river’s dire situation today.
By Luke Runyon | Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – Native American tribes have senior rights to about 20% of the water in the Colorado River Basin, but they aren’t using all of it. Some tribal leaders say they intend to exert those water rights, which would have repercussions throughout the Southwest.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019
PHOENIX - Queen Creek wants to buy an annual entitlement to Colorado River water from a farming and investment company that owns land in far west La Paz County. The proposed water transfer is already drawing criticism and concern.
By Bret Jaspers | Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
PHOENIX – A new model from the Arizona Department of Water Resources for Pinal County predicts that demand for water will outstrip availability over the next 100 years, leaving some developers wondering whether they can build at all.
By Bret Jaspers | Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
PHOENIX – A new report by Arizona State University reveals concerns over how a key water management tool could work for ensuring there’s water for future development.
By Kailey Broussard and Megan U. Boyanton | Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
WASHINGTON - A day after he spent 10 hours before House committees that are pressing an impeachment inquiry of the president, Kurt Volker told staff Friday at the McCain Institute for International Leadership that he is still their executive director - but for how much longer remains unclear.
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
PHOENIX – High concentrations of toxic chemicals have been found in groundwater near Tucson’s airport, but the city’s drinking water does not appear to be in jeopardy. Authorities suspect the chemicals came from foam used to fight fires at an Air National Guard base.
By Bret Jaspers | Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering several proposals that would change energy regulation in the state, including how much power comes from renewables.
By Luke Runyon and Bret Jaspers | Friday, July 26, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – A temporary fix to the Colorado River's scarcity problem has turned attention to how to manage the water supply for 40 million people across the Southwest.