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Feds ease Colorado River cuts after positive forecast, but work remains – Cronkite News

Photo: People unload a boat on the shores of Lake Powell in April. Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoirs, saw a boost from winter snow, but Colorado River policymakers are still under pressure to find long-term changes to water demand in the Southwest. (Photo by Alex Hager/KUNC) Federal officials are easing water

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Angry at other states, Arizona towns, tribes rethink planned water cuts – Cronkite News

Faced with deep cuts to the water supply, and angry that other states are not doing their share, tribes and local governments in Arizona are increasingly talking about backing off earlier offers to give up some water. The Gila River Indian Community said in August that it will begin storing water underground “rather than contributing them to

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California to test solar panels over irrigation canals to save water, boost electricity output – Cronkite News

Photo: Project Nexus, which will break ground this fall in Central California, aims to test water and energy conservation using solar-panel canopies As the most persistent drought conditions on record continue to grip the Southwest, a pilot project in California’s lush Central Valley looks to save water and increase energy efficiency. The Turlock Irrigation District,

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New irrigation technology could save water for Arizona farms – Cronkite News

The Central Arizona Project, which delivers Colorado River water to more than 80% of Arizona’s growing population, is taking a three-pronged approach to the megadrought that has resulted in the first water cutbacks to Arizona farmers. One of those approaches is N-Drip, which converts flood-irrigated fields into a drip system that uses gravity, with no external

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Arizona farmers to bear brunt of cuts from Colorado River

Arizona is prepared to lose about one-fifth of the water the state gets from the Colorado River in what could be the first federally declared shortage in the river that supplies millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico, state officials said Thursday. Arizona stands to lose more than any other state in the

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