Imperial Irrigation District

groundwater, Colorado River, Lake Mead, AMA, Phoenix, Tucson, drought, Griffin, Kolodin
Feb 24, 2023

Water augmentation tested as Colorado River dwindles 

While the lack of groundwater regulation plagues rural Arizona, there are proposed ways to create a larger supply in the region without depending on dwindling amounts from the Colorado River and groundwater.  

water, Colorado River, California, Arizona, drought, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Feb 1, 2023

California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts

California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal.

Colorado River, Lake Mead, Arizona, Colorado, Mexico, Nevada, drought, water shortage, drinking water, Central Arizona Project, farmers
Jan 30, 2023

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region's dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

Feb 26, 2019

California district stalls West drought plan over lake money

The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million for the Salton Sea, a massive, briny lake in the desert southeast of Los Angeles created when the Colorado River breached a dike in 1905 and flooded a dry lake bed.