Phoenix among those voluntarily losing Colorado River water
The city of Phoenix last week outlined how it will voluntarily contribute water to a regional plan to shore up the country’s largest reservoir that delivers Colorado River water to three states and Mexico. The river cannot provide seven Western states the water they were promised a century ago because of less snow, warmer temperatures and water lost to evaporation. Water managers repeatedly have had to pivot to develop plans to sustain it for the long-term.
- Fronteras: Arizona Legislature appears ready to act on water this session
- Salt Lake Tribune: Feds tighten Colorado River flow at Glen Canyon Dam as ever-shrinking Lake Powell nears critical level
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Reclamation modifies monthly water releases from Lake Powell to protect reservoir’s critical elevations
- Arizona Public Media: Ducey says water, education, border are key themes of final state of the state address
- Arizona Daily Star: Ducey says look for ‘big things’ about water in Legislature this session