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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…
Test run on water plant a success

Test run on water plant a success

Sonoran Institute staff member Bernabe Rico Hurtado downloads data from instruments that record the water level and quality at the Cienega de Santa Clara in northern Sonora in this undated photograph.

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Test run on Yuma desalination plant a success

Test run on Yuma desalination plant a success

One of the potential solutions to drought in the Colorado River basin - a major test of desalination - was an environmental and economic success, UA researchers and U.S. officials said this week.

June 28, 2012 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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