Salt River

apple snails, Game and Fish, invasive snails, Camp Verde
Mar 24, 2023

Game and Fish asks volunteers to help eradicate invasive apple snails

Arizona Game and Fish wants to rid the state of an invasive gastropod pest, and it’s counting on responsible pet owners, outdoor enthusiasts, citizen scientists and volunteers to help.

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.

wild horses, U.S. Forest Service, KTVK, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Center for a Humane Economy, dead horses, Salt River Wild Horse Management, dead horses
Oct 10, 2022

Wild horse rights advocates say 14 horses killed in Arizona

Wild horse rights advocates are calling on authorities to prosecute whoever is responsible for the reported killing of more than a dozen wild horses in northeastern Arizona.

mines, EPA, leaching toxic minerals, EPA, ADEQ, Superfund, Kelly, copper, zinc, Colorado River, Verde River
Sep 30, 2022

‘Good Samaritan’ bill aims to allow cleanup of abandoned, leaking mines

Arizona could have as many as 100,000 abandoned mines, many leaching toxic minerals into the state’s waterways, but state environmental officials said cleanup has been hampered by the fear of litigation.

Sep 16, 2022

Climate change contributing to worsening drought 

Climate change is causing hotter temperatures in Arizona and other areas of the Southwest, leading to drought conditions that are leaving Colorado River states grappling with what actions to take next. 

Feb 4, 2022

This Week in Arizona Political History – February 4 to 11

Friday, February 4  1903 The Salt River Valley Water Users Association was organized.  1919 The expressed desire of the state of Utah to purchase the “Arizona Strip” north of the Grand Canyon set off a storm of protest in Arizona.  Saturday, February 5  1880 The Vekol Mine was located by John D. Walker, Peter R. […]

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.

Feb 8, 2016

Wild horse advocates say bill doesn’t go far enough

A state lawmaker wants to officially claim the Salt River horses as state property, hoping to protect the animals from being removed in the future.

Aug 20, 2015

Tonto National Forest supervisor postpones action on horses

Tonto National Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth has postponed any action regarding the horses on the Salt River for at least 120 days.

May 28, 2015

Restored Clean Water Act protections will benefit millions of Arizonans

With Memorial Day behind us, summer has unofficially begun. And that means Arizonans will escape the heat by enjoying rivers like the Salt and the Verde, fish in the cool pine lakes up north and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.