Verde River

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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.

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Mar 22, 2023

Rising floodwaters lead to more evacuation orders in Arizona

More evacuation orders were issued Wednesday for some residents in northern Arizona due to flooding from rainfall and snowmelt.

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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.

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Mar 7, 2023

Snowy winter may not mean enough runoff to replenish the Colorado

Recent data shows a snowy start to 2023 for the Colorado River basin, with heavy winter precipitation in the Rocky Mountains projected to boost spring runoff into Lake Powell to 117% of an average year’s flows.

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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. 

Sep 21, 2020

Environmental group alleges cattle trashing river

Environmental groups have filed suit to remove most of the cattle off of 143 miles of the Verde River watershed.

Dec 17, 2018

State parks projects under review due to delays, cost hikes

Plans to expand and improve Arizona's state parks system are under review as key projects face delays and cost increases.

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.

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.

Jul 25, 2014

All Arizonans will be affected by the coming shortfall of water

Water issues in Arizona are as varied as the state’s terrain but one thing’s for certain — the price we pay for our most precious natural resource is going to increase in the face of shortages triggered by continued drought and climate change.

Aug 15, 2013

SRP: Runoff refills reservoirs to previous level

The water district that supplies much of the Phoenix area's water supply says snowmelt produced enough runoff to refill Salt and Verde river reservoirs to near the levels before the year's period of heaviest use.