November 10, 1988
Colorado River water not being used in southern Nevada and Arizona will go to California next year to help alleviate drought conditions, officials said. The three states annually share in 7.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water, with 4.4 million acre-feet going to California, 2.8 million acre-feet to Arizona and 300,000 acre-feet to southern Nevada. Gerald Edwards, chief engineer for Nevada's Colorado River Commission, said that only about 110,000 acre-feet is consumed in the region.
November 1, 1992 |
In a move that could save hundreds of farms from bankruptcy, the U.S. Department of the Interior has tentatively agreed to give Central Arizona Project customers an additional year to begin repaying $2.3 billion for the water delivery system. The announcement follows a year of intense haggling among agencies including the U.S.
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February 15, 1988 |
Archeologists have discovered an ancient canal north of Tucson, Ariz., that may have been a major source of drinking water for a now-vanished society of Native Americans called the Hohokam. Paul R. Fish and his colleagues at the University of Arizona said that the six-mile long structure carried water from the Santa Cruz River to a Hohokam village called the Marana Platform Site.
March 8, 1992 |
It was hatched during the Nixon era, billed as a sure-fire technological fix to a problem that had strained the country's relations with Mexico to the breaking point. The trouble was the Colorado River. Fouled by agricultural runoff in the United States, the river had become so choked with salts that it was poisoning crops on Mexican farms near the end of its 1,400-mile run from the Rockies to the sea.
May 21, 2010
Two of a kind Re "Senate candidate under fire," and "GOP lawmaker resigns over affair with aide," May 19 How appropriate that the revelations about two more dishonest politicians should appear side by side on the same page. We have Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal, who confesses to having "misspoken" about his service record "on a few occasions." Then there's Indiana Rep. Mark Souder, who righteously preached celibacy and fidelity while cheating on his wife.
June 5, 1988 |
Thirty-six undocumented Mexican immigrants were discovered wandering without food or water in the desert north of here on Saturday, after two of them came to a ranch to ask for help, authorities said. The 35 men and one woman, who officials said had been walking four days since they crossed the border, were reported to be generally in good condition.