bureau of reclamation

Aug 15, 2023

Western states won’t lose as much Colorado River water in 2024

Federal officials said Tuesday they will ease water cuts for Western states reliant on the Colorado River next year thanks to a slightly improved outlook, but long-term challenges remain. 

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Jul 19, 2023

Feds choose new water and science deputy to focus on drought resilience

The U.S. Interior Department has tapped an official with the federal government's water management bureau to serve as a deputy assistant secretary for water and science.

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Jul 13, 2023

Navajo president presses Congress for more time, money, for water project

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren asked senators Wednesday for more funding, and time, for a pipeline project that would create a reliable water supply for 250,000 people across Arizona and New Mexico.

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Apr 28, 2023

Wet winter allows for rare ‘high-flow’ Lake Powell release to help river

An extra pulse of water was sent through the Grand Canyon this week, part of a Bureau of Reclamation “high-flow experiment” designed to move and redeposit sand and sediment from the Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona.

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Apr 21, 2023

Feds apply pressure for water deal

The federal government is prodding Colorado River basin states, particularly Arizona and California, to come to a deal for shared cuts in water use.

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Apr 13, 2023

As states continue to bicker, feds say Colorado River cuts are coming

Cuts to water use along the Colorado River could be spread evenly across some Southwestern states or follow the more than century-old priority system that currently governs water management.

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Mar 13, 2023

Colorado River senators meet quietly to facilitate states’ water talks

Senators from Arizona and the six other Western states in the Colorado River basin have been quietly meeting “for about a year,” to facilitate difficult discussions between the states over the future of the river.

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Jan 29, 2023

AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

Competing priorities, outsized demands and the federal government's retreat from a threatened deadline stymied a deal last summer on how to drastically reduce water use from the parched Colorado River, emails obtained by The Associated Press show.

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Dec 9, 2022

Page wary of crisis on the Colorado River

As the once-mighty Colorado shrinks in the hands of a changing climate, communities that rely on it are starting to feel the pinch. Many large cities in the Southwest are well-positioned to weather the growing crisis, but some smaller ones have a perilous front row seat as the diminished river threatens to cut off their water supply completely. Page is one of them. 

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Nov 18, 2022

Environmental group wants to join legal battle to force Ducey to remove containers

A national environmental group wants to join the legal battle to force Gov. Doug Ducey to take his shipping containers off the international border.

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Nov 17, 2022

After long fight, tribal water bills get primary OK; far from final

A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation.

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Nov 11, 2022

Tent complex closing as influx of people bused from Arizona, other border states slows

New York City is closing a tent complex for migrants that it had just opened three weeks ago as the influx of people being bused from Arizona and other southern border states has slowed, officials said Thursday.