water cuts

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May 25, 2023

Arizona gets hit hardest in Colorado River plan

More than half of the 3 million acre-feet in water cuts announced as part of a multi-state conservation deal will come from Arizona, state officials said on May 25.

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May 22, 2023

Arizona, California, Nevada reach agreement on Colorado River water conservation 

Arizona, California and Nevada reached an agreement to cut their use of Colorado River water in exchange for massive federal payments. 

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May 19, 2023

How one Yuma farmer sees Arizona’s water future

The agricultural industry in Arizona is reliant on water flowing from the Colorado River. And as the Biden administration and federal agencies rush to remedy a looming water crisis in the Southwest, farmers in the state are concerned that directives from authorities could have an outsized effect on an integral part of the economy. 

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Apr 13, 2023

As states continue to bicker, feds say Colorado River cuts are coming

Cuts to water use along the Colorado River could be spread evenly across some Southwestern states or follow the more than century-old priority system that currently governs water management.

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Sep 20, 2022

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there's another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought.

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Aug 13, 2021

First water cuts in US West supply to hammer Arizona farmers

Climate change, drought and high demand are expected to force the first-ever mandatory cuts to a water supply that 40 million people across the American West depend on — the Colorado River.

Lingering drought and demand from growing cities have lowered water levels on Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam. The U.S. Interior Department could declare a shortage on the Colorado River as early as 2017. (U.S. Geological Survey Photo)
Aug 18, 2015

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

Wet weather in May and June prompted optimistic projections Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states.