flooding, SRP, Verde River
Mar 23, 2023

Phoenix area flooding, road closures prompted by SRP water releases

Recent storms have led Salt River Project, the utility that provides water and power to more than 2 million people in central Arizona, to increase its water releases from two reservoirs on the Verde River.

Jul 27, 2022

Coconino County OKs $5M transfer to deal with flood problems

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has approved the immediate transfer of $5 million to the county's flood control district to deal with monsoonal flooding problems.

Sep 15, 2014

Filling sandbags, mayor urges Phoenix to prepare for second big storm

As mayor of a desert city, Greg Stanton’s job description wouldn’t seem to include filling sandbags in anticipation of flooding. But he did just that Monday to send a message: After moisture from a hurricane walloped the Phoenix area last week, another storm could cause flooding later this week.

Sep 9, 2014

ADOT freeway pump problems aggravated flooding that closed Interstate 10

The Arizona Department of Transportation says its freeway pump system had problems during Monday's rain storms, aggravating flooding that closed part of Interstate 10 for hours.

Sep 8, 2014

Brewer declares state of emergency in Maricopa and La Paz counties due to flooding

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is declaring a statewide emergency because of flooding from major storms that dropped heavy rain and she's also telling non-essential state employees to stay home Monday.

Nov 21, 2013

Federal grant has ADOT studying climate change impact on state transportation

If generally accepted predictions of global warming come to pass, Arizona’s transportation system will have to adapt due to stronger dust storms, snowfall, flooding, forest fires and other factors, experts say.

Oct 12, 2011

Taking the funds out of HURF

County officials tie highway projects to economic development prospects

A trifecta of ill-timed displays of Mother Nature’s fury during the first seven months of 2010 battered Coconino County, leaving one Flagstaff neighborhood designated a disaster area by the state and federal government.

Feb 9, 2011

Disaster loans available to Arizona businesses

The federal government is offering low-interest loans to small businesses in Arizona that were affected by flooding or winter storms.