SENATOR JEFF FLAKE ASSURES ARIZONA WATER REMAINS ARIZONA WATER

As a result of a compromise agreement with Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, the federal Interior Department has pledged that Colorado River water contributed by Arizona to the effort to stabilize Lake Mead will not be released to any other state “without the consensus of all three Lower Basin States.”… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: CAESALPINIA OR BIRD OF PARADISE

Caesalpinias make the landscape come alive with color. Their large bright flowers provide vibrant color for long periods of time. The shades of yellow, fiery red, and orange contrast with the feathery foliage. Commonly called bird of paradise, they range in size from medium shrubs to small trees. They thrive… Read More

HOW TO SAVE WATER FROM “THE CLOUD”

I have a confession to make – I have a love-hate relationship with information technology. In the era of the “smart” meter, the “smart” home, and the “smart” device, there are times that I have trouble keeping up with its relentless pace. However, what I notice about my personal use… Read More

WATER YOUR FACTS: INTRODUCING ARIZONA WATER FACTS WEBSITE

Arizona’s legacy of carefully managing its water supplies over the years isn’t so much about preparing for drought. Not precisely. More than anything, it has been about Arizonans taking control of their own destiny. The years devoted to planning and investing from the creation of engineering water-delivery marvels like the… Read More

HISTORY OF WATER IN THE VALLEY: BECOMING ONE OF THE FIRST FIVE

The story of water in the Salt River Valley began more than a thousand years ago, with a group of people we call the Hohokam. The Hohokam lived in the Valley from approximately A.D. 450 to 1450, and constructed a complex network of canals and laterals to support their agriculture…. Read More

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