Regular readers know just how seriously we take the water issue here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette: you can get up to date here. A recent bombshell report by the Scottsdale Water Director shines a new light on Scottsdale’s potential future water deficit, and freshman Representative Alexander Kolodin has used the opportunity to gain the spotlight regarding this issue. … Read More
The Countdown is Over in the Rio Verde Foothills: Cooler Heads Didn’t Prevail
The potential consequences of water security in a high growth area that also happens to be in a desert have been looming over the valley for quite some time, and Ground Zero for that looming crisis has been the Rio Verde Foothills on the outskirts of Scottsdale. We have written about this crisis previously, and while the question was up … Read More
A Showdown in Scottsdale City Council – Will the Rio Verde Foothills Get Access to Water?
We don’t have to tell you that water is a subject of critical importance in our little slice of desert heaven, a subject that we have spoken about at length. Perhaps the one area that is the most intense and contentious Ground Zero for the water debate in our county and perhaps even the entire state and further is right … Read More
Guest Editorial: Water: Protecting Our Precious Resource (Part II)
By Councilwoman Solange Whitehead
The Water Crisis Continues in Scottsdale, but Perhaps there are Silver Linings
We all know that we have water issues looming not just in Scottsdale but also in all of Arizona. It is a topic that has deservedly gotten a lot of attention from us here at the Arizona Progress Gazette. But what if I told you that it’s not all doom and gloom? That’s not to say that it’s not serious … Read More
The Water Crisis Intensifies with Incoming Cuts: Here’s What to Expect
Regular readers know that the Arizona Progress Gazette has been screaming about the incoming water crisis from the rooftops. It began as volunteer requests for water reduction, which were not insignificant in impact, but nowhere near enough. As the Colorado River suffers another light year of melted snowpack, the crisis has recently escalated. In a recent blockbuster announcement with significant … Read More
U.S. House Legislation Gives Arizona Drought Relief And Upholds Water Rights For The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT). Updated Federal Legislation Introduced By Congressman Raul Grijalva Is Passed In U.S. House Vote.
Federal Legislation Previously Introduced In U.S. Senate A U.S. House version of S. 3308, a bill that would authorize the Colorado River Indian Tribes to lease a portion of its federal Colorado River water allocation, has been approved in a vote on the House floor. Arizona District 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced the House legislation as part of a larger … Read More
Water Cutbacks have Come to Scottsdale: Will You Be Impacted?
Water is a precarious subject here in Arizona; we all know that it may be a major problem in the next few decades but live our lives like it’s not. We probably know that our major sources up north are at essentially record low levels but we’re not trying to prevent new people from coming here. We have written about … Read More
Scottsdale in the Crosshairs of Water Crisis – Will It Impact Our Livability?
In what is absolutely zero surprise to you, we all live in a desert. Water has always been and will always be an issue for Arizonans, one that we don’t shy away from talking about. But now Scottsdale is even more in the crosshairs of this significant subject. Ground Zero for this issue is currently in the Rio Verde Foothills, … Read More
The Perils of Desert Living are Finally Coming Home to Roost: Scottsdalians Asked to Conserve Water Amidst Shortage
We live in a desert. We all know that water is at a premium here, and yet your average Arizonan uses as much water as they need with little thought of minimizing usage. That will soon change for Scottsdale though, as the city is now asking residents to reduce their usage by 5%. Interestingly enough, this makes Scottsdale the first … Read More
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