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Arizona Department Of Water Resources

Judge deals major setback to big Sierra Vista project

A planned project for 7,000 homes and apartments in Sierra Vista now sits in legal limbo due to a judge’s ruling overturning state approval of it.

June 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sandy Fabritz-Whitney: Another step in securing Arizona’s future prosperity – a strategic water plan

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney: Another step in securing Arizona’s future prosperity – a strategic water plan

Arizona has a long history of addressing our water supply challenges.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP water

Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP water

All residents in Pima County are created equal and assume they are equally entitled to their water. This assumption could be jeopardized if Rosemont Mine opponents convince the Tucson City Council to oppose Community Water Company of Green Valley’s pipeline connection.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled monsoon followed by a rainless autumn.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…
Tanque Verde Wash caught up in golf course-well conflict

Tanque Verde Wash caught up in golf course-well conflict

The Tanque Verde Wash, unlike most of its Tucson counterparts, still blooms with yellowing cottonwood and willow trees during autumn’s current peak.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

We've met state goal of groundwater balance

Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Supporting water recharge in Upper Santa Cruz basin is right thing to do

In 2010 more than 65,000 acre-feet of water was extracted from the aquifer in the Upper Santa Cruz basin from Green Valley to Sahuarita - about 90 percent by existing mines and farms, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Quirk in water law allows SV project to move ahead

When deciding if a development should be blocked, Arizona water regulators lack the power to consider whether groundwater pumping for the project could lower the neighboring San Pedro River.

March 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Decision favors 5,900 home Sierra Vista project

State water officials ruled late Monday that they lack authority to stop a big Sierra Vista housing development in the name of protecting the neighboring San Pedro River from the project's groundwater pumping.

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

In the name of keeping the San Pedro River alive, the federal government is trying to stop Arizona from certifying that a planned Sierra Vista development has enough water for 100 years.

April 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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