Gila River

deaths, Arizona, kayak, rescues, drought, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Arizona, Mexico, Rocky Mountains, precipitation
Mar 20, 2023

Water related deaths reported in Arizona days after storms

Days after storms dropped heavy rain on many parts of Arizona, authorities still are dealing with water-related deaths with more weather on the way.

river, drought, Salt River, Sustainable Water Network
Mar 14, 2023

‘Where’s The River?’ event calls attention to Arizona’s depleted waterways

Environmental activist Lynda Person is inviting the public to bring kayaks and water toys to an informational event called “Where’s the River?” near 40th Street and University Drive today.

Hia-Ced, tribes, ASU, Hia-Ced Hemajkam LLC, U.S. and Mexico border, Tohono O’odham Nation, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Jan 24, 2023

Hia-Ced O’odham seek federal recognition as tribe

In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state, according to the Arizona State Museum, but the Hia-Ced isn’t one of them. But some descendants of those four surviving families are working to change that. They’re researching the history of the Hia-Ced to prove their existence and distinctions and working to advocate for recognition with the federal governme[...]

Colorado River, drought, Lake Mead, farming, Upper Colorado River Basin, Yuma
Sep 16, 2022

Arizona worries about access to Colorado River 

Due to a logjam in interstate negotiations for massive cuts in Colorado River water deliveries, farmers and urban users have no idea how much water use they'll be ordered to cut. 

transportation, I-10, I-11, judge, Nogales, Wickenburg, Federal Highway Administration, Center for Biological Diversity, the Friends of Ironwood Forest, Audubon Society
Jan 17, 2020

Ducey’s proposed infrastructure upgrades road to bipartisanship

Spending part of a one-time windfall to build new roads and bridges was a rare idea in Gov. Doug Ducey’s January 13 State of the State Address that won plaudits from both liberal and conservative lawmakers.

Jul 19, 2019

Group pressures U.S. Forest Service to keep cattle away from streams

An environmental group took the first steps on July 18 to filing suit against the U.S. Forest Service for failing to live up to its promise to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.

Feb 14, 2019

Gila River threatens to pull out of Drought Contingency Plan

A major player in the drought contingency plan on Thursday yanked its scheduled ratification of its part of the deal, potentially upending any chance of the state meeting the March 4 deadline set by the Bureau of Reclamation.

The Colorado River is a major source of water for Arizona. The management of its supply involves numerous stakeholders and agencies.
Oct 3, 2017

No end near after 4 decades of water rights litigation

After 44 years, the adjudication of water rights in Arizona is still far from being resolved, and water policy experts say that resolving these competing claims is essential to providing certainty about water rights.

Nov 7, 2016

Federal land buyback program paid $175 million to Arizona tribes so far

Arizona tribal members have received more than $175 million in the first four years of a federal program to buy back and consolidate parcels of land that are now split between multiple owners, the Interior Department said on November 1.

Aug 29, 2016

Pii Paash concerned about reclaimed water on Gila River land

A deal to trade Colorado River water for reclaimed water to irrigate fields on the Gila River Indian Community has been the source of a months-long battle between the Pii Paash people and the larger Gila River community.

Oct 30, 2013

Report blames national parks maintenance backlog on Congress

Congress is letting maintenance backlogs grow in national parks like the Grand Canyon while continuing to add new sites that the National Park Service cannot afford to maintain, a report Tuesday charged.

May 7, 2013

Judge rules casino may be built within metro Phoenix

A 2002 gaming compact between the state and Indian tribes does not prohibit the construction of casinos in the Phoenix metro area, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.