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Being Water Wise During This Dry Year 

All signs point to another dry summer in Northern Arizona this year. For gardeners, this raises the dilemma of how to enjoy growing flowers and foodstuffs during a time when conserving water is not only ecologically desirable, it’s a necessity.  The key is cultivating a garden that is water-wise.  It is not necessary to sacrifice […]

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Ancient Water

How Long Can Ancient Water Quench the Thirst of Millions? 

The primitive trail is steep, the prickly desert plants unforgiving and the rushing spring-fed creeks are cold. Really cold. Twenty miles in from the South Rim, hydrologists traverse challenging Grand Canyon backcountry with the ease of young mountain goats. Their job is to test the groundwater in the aquifer as it emerges and cascades down […]

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WATER

Searching for Water

Is Flagstaff in danger of running out of water in the near future? What about the Verde Valley area? “It depends on who you talk to, and about what kind of water resources,” said Erin Young, City of Flagstaff water resources manager. “We don’t have an issue with water for the City of Flagstaff. We’re […]

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Water Festival Making a Splash

I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century. – Alexandra Cousteau, keynote speaker for the Flagstaff Festival of Science Over 500 fourth graders, 23 NAU future teachers and many representatives from the City of Flagstaff, Willow Bend and other departments from NAU heard the recent challenge put forth by Alexandra Cousteau to […]

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Earth Day 2012: Green Parks Sustainability

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today released the Green Parks Plan to focus the bureau on sustainable management of national parks and key environmental issues ranging from reducing energy and water consumption to limiting waste to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases. “The Green Parks Plan is a comprehensive approach to sustainability that will reduce the […]

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USGS Says Cinder Lake Adequate for Floodwater

  A federal study funded by Coconino County determined Cinder Lake, a dry volcanic cinder bed capable of storing 3,960 acre-feet of water, is adequate to contain floodwater from the 2010 Schultz Fire burn area. Results from the Cinder Lake Study, compiled by hydrologists and scientists with the US Geological Survey, substantiate that Cinder Lake […]

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Flagstaff Sno-Park Proposing Sustainable Business

 Two Flagstaff natives are working with the City of Flagstaff to open a snow-play park within the city limits. John Crowley and T.J. Dana promise a first-class tubing park that will offer activities for all ages – if they can get a lease agreement and approval from the city. Plans for Flagstaff Sno-Park include gentle […]

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