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Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

But agreement delays CAP shortages by just a couple of years.

December 20, 2014 8:45 pmLoading…
With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for action

With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for action

Reservoir that supplies Western drinking water is at record low level. 

July 20, 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…
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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Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another year of very low precipitation and snowpack in the Rocky Mountains has spurred another year of low runoff on the Colorado River - the 10th such year out of the past 14.

April 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

The Central Arizona Project - this section is in Avra Valley - carries Colorado River water from Lake Mead toward Tucson. Officials say there is a 35 percent chance of the first CAP water shortage in history in 2016.

April 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Colorado River flow expected to be down

The Colorado River, volatile as ever, is expected to run far below normal this year in Arizona following a near-record high 2011 runoff, authorities said Wednesday.

April 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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