The U.S. Senate advanced the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act—bipartisan legislation that strengthens Arizona’s water future and includes $250 million for the Tribal Drinking Water Program that Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema secured. “I am proud to see … [Read more...] about Senate Advances Water Package Including Sinema-Secured Tribal Water Funding
Does Your Horse Have a Drinking Problem?
Are you one of the many horse owners who worries about your horse lacking hydration during the winter months? Keeping your horse hydrated is crucial, especially during the cold spells that can make drinking uncomfortable and unappealing to your equine pals. Not drinking enough can lead to serious … [Read more...] about Does Your Horse Have a Drinking Problem?
DigDeep Bringing Clean Water to Navajo Homes
When we hear about a “water crisis,” we may be inclined to think of it as a problem somewhere else, but according to DigDeep, a non-profit organization that has been providing running water for those in need, 30% of the families on the Navajo Nation have neither a tap for fresh water nor a … [Read more...] about DigDeep Bringing Clean Water to Navajo Homes
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 … [Read more...] about Being Water Wise During This Dry Year
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 … [Read more...] about How Long Can Ancient Water Quench the Thirst of Millions?
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 … [Read more...] about Searching for Water
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 … [Read more...] about Water Festival Making a Splash
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 … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2012: Green Parks Sustainability
City Building New Water Tank in West Flagstaff
The City of Flagstaff is currently preparing to build a new water tank at the Railroad Springs tank site this summer. The tank will be an addition to the existing one, as a requirement for the Presidio in the Pines development on the west side of town. Ryan Roberts, utilities engineering manager … [Read more...] about City Building New Water Tank in West Flagstaff
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 … [Read more...] about USGS Says Cinder Lake Adequate for Floodwater