By Bret Jaspers | Monday, March 4, 2019
PHOENIX – Arizona was under pressure to sign its part of a plan to save Lake Mead by Jan. 31. It made the deadline, but federal authorities said the deal wasn’t quite done and set another deadline, but it also has come and gone. The real deadline looms in August.
By Luke Runyon and Bret Jaspers | Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – The Drought Contingency Plan is designed to rein in water use and — at least for six years — prevent the whole system from crashing.
By Alec Henden | Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Life in the G League can feel as if it is the furthest thing from professional basketball. Teams play in small gyms in front of sparse crowds in cities without international airports. But it is also a place where Northern Arizona Suns plays can chase their dreams.
By Bret Jaspers | Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
PHOENIX – The board of the Central Arizona Project on Thursday voted to support the draft legislation for the Drought Contingency Plan, a major water savings deal in the Colorado River basin.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers say they’ve made progress on a drought contingency plan, but much remains to be done before a Jan. 31 deadline imposed by federal water managers.
By Bret Jaspers | Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
PHOENIX – The federal government’s partial shutdown is hampering Arizona’s efforts to forge a drought contingency plan, and requests for additional water could make the task even more difficult.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
PHOENIX – Arizona’s 90 lawmakers have to approve a Drought Contingency Plan by the end of January, but can they digest the complexities and produce a plan that’s equitable for farms and cities?
By Bret Jaspers | Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
PHOENIX – The head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for significant state dollars in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has written an op-ed outlining some requirements he has for Arizona’s internal deal on drought. It came two days ahead of an important meeting of the board of the agency that runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
PHOENIX – Intel announced a water restoration goal last year: Restore 100 percent of its direct global water use by 2025. Water is a growing concern for many companies, many of which want to become 'water neutral.'
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
The first in a series of trials looking at water rights for the Hopi Tribe starts on Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court. But the results will take a while.
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
For Arizona's Out of Africa, investors would want assurances the site had a defined water source and buy-in from the community.