Author: Southwest

ASU experts predict how water consumption

ASU experts predict how water consumption might look in our state, based on the science of today Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series examining water in the Southwest in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact. Read the first installment on the history of the Colorado Water Compact and the second installment on what it means for […]

Plan to raise Bartlett Dam could bring billions of gallons of water to the Valley

By: Courtney Holmes Posted at 7:31 PM, Nov 29, 2022  Located about 60 miles northeast of Phoenix, Bartlett Lake is known for boating and fishing. James Goff of Goodyear said he’s been fishing it most of his life. “Typically, this time of year when the water starts cooling off. The bass will come up and eat as […]

Southwest water shortage expected to get worse

FOX 9’s Adam Klepp spoke to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation about the current tier-one shortage YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) – A “Tier 1” shortage was triggered by lake mead falling below 1,075 feet of water this past year.  This means less Colorado River water is flowing into Arizona. Historic drought conditions are impacting critical […]

The Water Crisis in the Southwest

To the Editor: Re “The Coming Crisis on the Colorado River,” by Daniel Rothberg (Sunday Opinion, Aug. 7): The difference between 33 degrees Fahrenheit and 31 degrees Fahrenheit is the difference between rain and snow. The two-degree increase in ambient temperature in many parts of the Southwest, already recorded, has had a critical effect on the […]