ADWR News Article Archive
Published: Thu, 03/31/2022
Welcome to Water Awareness Month 2022. As part of the effort to keep the public aware of the many ways they can help conserve water, ADWR and our many WAM partners have organized a month of events promoting wise water use.
Published: Wed, 03/23/2022
The “good” news from Lake Powell: rate of loss of storage capacity due to sediment hasn’t changed since 1963
Published: Thu, 03/10/2022
Understanding how and where water flows underground is vital, especially for the people living on top of the ground.
Published: Fri, 02/25/2022
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo traveled from Washington, D.C. this week for a two-day visit to Arizona that, on Tuesday, included a roundtable discussion on water issues at the offices of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Published: Thu, 01/27/2022
The Drought Monitoring Technical Committee met most recently on December 2 of last year, a time when a strong summer monsoon season had helped unlock the state from the most severe drought conditions.
Published: Fri, 01/21/2022
As in nearly all his previous State of the State addresses, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on January 10 emphasized the importance of water to the State’s future
Published: Thu, 01/06/2022
How long has Arizona been in drought? It’s a question we get a lot at ADWR, especially since the chronic dry conditions impacting the entire Southwest have begun making big news, such as this year’s first-ever cutback in Colorado River allocation deliveries.
Published: Wed, 12/22/2021
Lower Basin States and Reclamation Take Action to Help Protect Lake Mead, Sign Agreement
Published: Wed, 12/22/2021
Herb Guenther, a former director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, passed away on December 17
Published: Tue, 12/07/2021
The advisory group that makes recommendations to Arizona’s governor about whether to continue a drought-emergency declaration opted in November to advise Gov. Ducey to stay the course and keep the declaration in place.
Published: Wed, 11/10/2021
On October 17, four of ADWR’s team members competed in the grueling Ironman Arizona 70.3 competition that kicked off at Tempe Beach Park near the Mill Avenue Bridge.
Published: Thu, 10/28/2021
ADWR Water resources manager John Riggins recently completed a 100 mile ultra-marathon from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon
Published: Fri, 10/22/2021
ADWR Director Tom Buschatzke on October 15 described for members of the U.S. House of Representatives the serious conditions currently facing the states of the Colorado River Basin
Published: Thu, 10/07/2021
In testimony before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Water and Power, ADWR Director Tom Buschatzke on Wednesday described Arizona’s long history of water conservation and groundwater management while also illustrating the drought-related challenges currently facing the Colorado River states.
Published: Wed, 09/29/2021
Like most Arizona State Government agencies, a top customer-service priority of ADWR is to increase the public’s access to Department services online. Increasing the availability of online services is one of ADWR’s top customer-service metrics. Three of ADWR’s divisions that interact regularly with
Published: Thu, 08/12/2021
On the trail with ADWR: A Water Resources team member totes up her top AZ hiking trails
Published: Fri, 07/30/2021
Even before the substantial torrents of summer rains over the past week or so finally paused, water and weather experts were acting to contain the public’s excitement about the impact of the monsoon on the Southwest’s long-running drought.
Published: Fri, 07/16/2021
One seriously overlooked resource is the Arizona Drought Preparedness Annual Report, published each year by ADWR in collaboration with the Drought Monitoring Technical Committee, the Drought Interagency Coordinating Group, and the Local Drought Impact Groups.
Published: Thu, 06/17/2021
What does this summer's monsoon hold in store?
Published: Fri, 06/11/2021
ADWR is committed to making data about Arizona’s water resources as accessible to the public as possible. And, for that matter, as quickly as possible. Water analysts outside the Department often need fresh information about, say, groundwater conditions in certain regions of Arizona quickly.