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Four county CAP board seats up for grabs

Five candidates vying for the four seats to represent Pima County.

October 13, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortages

Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortages

Deal gives capital our CAP credits in exchange for its excess supplies.

October 02, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson starting water sharing arrangement with Phoenix

Tucson starting water sharing arrangement with Phoenix

PHOENIX — Phoenix and Tucson are entering into a water sharing arrangement that officials say benefits both cities.

October 02, 2014 11:07 amLoading…
EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

Navajo would close by 2044. Sierra Club may sue to block plan.

July 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pamela Pickard: Delivering water and eonomic value for Arizona

Pamela Pickard: Delivering water and eonomic value for Arizona

By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water to Arizona every year, Central Arizona Project (CAP) has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson, other cities could be hit by CAP shortage much sooner than expected

For the first time, the state agency that operates the multibillion-dollar Central Arizona Project warns that water shortages could hit Tucson and Phoenix as soon as five years from now.

June 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Advance planning crucial to CAP water sustainability

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of Central and Southern Arizona’s Colorado River water resources. As such, we have an important role to play in supporting the health and sustainability of the river.

May 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Pecan groves near Green Valley get zoning OK; development not imminent

The Pima County Board of Supervisors allowed Farmers Investment Co. to rezone its property Tuesday for residential and commercial use, but don’t expect shovels to turn dirt anytime soon.

March 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
While California wilts under drought, Colorado River supply OK — for now

While California wilts under drought, Colorado River supply OK — for now

While Californians sell cattle, halt salmon fishing and stop watering lawns due to an unyielding drought, the water picture is brighter — in the short term at least — for Arizona and the rest of the Colorado River Basin.

February 08, 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…

Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Marana proposes water rate increases

Marana proposes water rate increases

The Marana Utilities Department plans to increase water rates by 26 percent over four years and hike wastewater rates by 9 percent this year.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
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…

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…
Feds cut Colorado River releases; CAP shortage risks increase

Feds cut Colorado River releases; CAP shortage risks increase

The federal government tightened the screws on the overtaxed Colorado River Friday, announcing that it will cut water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for the first time ever starting in October.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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…

Guest Column: Tucson City Council should reject mine's request for CAP connection

Tucson's mayor and City Council face a decision this week with significant long-range implications to our future. Tucson has received two requests to allow connections to a pipeline it jointly owns with the Central Arizona Project south of Tucson. These connections would deliver CAP water to…

May 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: CAP continues its strong role to ensure access to Colorado River water

Guest Column: CAP continues its strong role to ensure access to Colorado River water

Participated in negotiations among 7 Colo. River Basin states to develop a plan for shortages.

May 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: CAP continues its strong role to ensure access to Colorado River water

Guest Column: CAP continues its strong role to ensure access to Colorado River water

The Colorado River was recently listed by the American Rivers organization as the most endangered river in the United States. Here at Central Arizona Project (CAP), we have long understood that the over-allocation of the Colorado River, coupled with growing water demands and the potential fo…

May 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Colo. River tops list of endangered waterways

The Colorado River, the Southwest's troubled lifeblood, tops an environmental group's endangered-rivers list for the third time in 23 years.

April 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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