Resources

 

Articles & Reports: 

AP News

US West Prepares for Possible 1st Water Shortage Declaration, by Sam Metz, Published April 19th, 2021

https://apnews.com/article/business-science-general-news-government-and-politics-environment-and-nature-09302e61c5e0ef051f50459f3dcb771f

Arizona Department of Water Resources

Land Subsidence in the Willcox Basin, Story Map

https://azwater.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c5758018997c402b863c11e36727ed31

Statewide Groundwater Level Changes in Arizona, Water Years 2017 to 2018, 2008 to 2018, and 1998 to 2018, published December 2020

https://new.azwater.gov/sites/default/files/2018WLCR_Final_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR32hYbRY4MmstPk3xNqWfnV7WnNEsVAvCfGAdhNwaLVxL4Jip7ks5FYVWM

Water Level Conditions in The Upper San Pedro Basin, Arizona, 2007-2019, published Feb 2021

https://new.azwater.gov/sites/default/files/WLCMS10_Upper_San_Pedro.pdf

Arizona Geology

U.S. 191 in Cochise County Damaged by Extensive Ground Fractures, Published July 18th, 2021

https://blog.azgs.arizona.edu/blog/2021-07/us-191-cochise-county-damaged-extensive-ground-fractures

Arizona State University

Rural Water in Arizona https://azwaterblueprint.asu.edu/feature/rural-water-arizona

Arizona Public Media 

For Sale in Cochise County: 'You Don't Buy Land; You Buy Water' by Zachary Ziegler, published Jan 27th, 2016

https://news.azpm.org/p/news-topical-biz/2016/1/27/80780-for-sale-in-cochise-county-buffett-studies-farm-water-use/?fbclid=IwAR2wpX-t0mVDh2GmugqQszwrLy8gc-6rZBn8eZZVYGZIhS69gX5pwxAmYVo

Audubon Arizona

Understanding Arizona's Groundwater

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/116b7d04752649dfa8d81df3a3c3556f?emci=7a14501f-fea8-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=8690eb80-52ac-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=1271259

AZ Central

 

A 'hidden crisis': Millions of Groundwater Wells are at Risk of Running Dry, Scientists Find, by Ian James, Published April 28th. 2021

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/04/28/scientists-find-many-groundwater-wells-risk-running-dry/7347312002/

Attempts to Protect Arizona's Groundwater and Rivers Meet Legislative Resistance, by Ian James, Published March 10th, 2021

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/03/10/bills-focusing-rivers-groundwater-slowed-arizona-lawmakers/4625013001/?fbclid=IwAR1FlIPs7orKnSqbCKBKd64OYHaNicwlc_F0ShNV7A320HSP9sEdtSx9L-E

Bills That Would Strengthen Rural Groundwater Rules Die in Arizona Legislature, by Ian James, Published Feb. 26th, 2020

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2020/02/26/groundwater-bills-wont-get-vote-arizona-legislature/4863289002/

In Southeastern Arizona, Farms Drill a Half-Mile Deep While Families Pay the Price, by Ian James and Rob O'Dell, Published December 5th, 2019

https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/12/05/wells-drying-up-around-willcox-where-effort-change-groundwater-rules-failed/2357906001/

'Our Own Survival is at Stake': Arizona is Using Up Its Groundwater, Researchers Warn, by Ian James, published May 13, 2021

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/05/13/arizona-is-depleting-groundwater-in-many-areas-researchers-warn/5059471001/?fbclid=IwAR2sCf7RMmXYKR5lPGfMkG2IE4AhFDvzmac1rR_BkJ0XK98Z-ljXNCqXIRE

These 7 Industrial Farm Operations Are Draining Arizona’s Aquifers, and No One Knows Exactly How Much They’re Taking, Rob O’dell and Ian James, Published Dec. 5th, 2019
https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/12/05/biggest-water-users-arizona-farms-keep-drilling-deeper/3937582002/

Blue Stream Prairie

Arizona Republic: Riverview LLP May Be Largest AZ Corporate Farmer, Farm With Most Wells, by Sally Jo Sorensen, Published December 8th, 2019

https://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestemprairie/2019/12/arizona-republic-riverview-llp-may-be-largest-az-corporate-farmer-farm-with-most-wells.html?fbclid=IwAR3s5zgBR625_jsgxQWqkhpTy3A-3xshA4_wRZjCKcT-AqCFy5SP2_Vdm_A#:~:text=Riverview%20produces%20the%20majority%20of,is%20nearly%202%2C500%20feet%20deep

Riverview Dairy Drawing Down Arizona's Aquifers, by Sally Jo Sorensen, Published September 24th, 2019

https://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestemprairie/2019/09/riverview-dairy-drawing-down-arizonas-aquifers.html?fbclid=IwAR0dbfgTh79ZgKv2RsodO5jWmiHlCzc92Gls1La-GkCCSfHa8XP5j3Lnf2c

Eco Watch

Iowa's Farmers- and American Eaters- Need a National Discussion on Transforming US Agriculture, Published October 16th, 2019

https://www.ecowatch.com/us-agriculture-transformation-iowa-2640989740.html?fbclid=IwAR16LllLnD4lzuPEMooCcANb0bqH4T5uuAmrZH6ULCHNpqCpC99FNMfU0fo

Forests News

Linking Trees and Water, by Kate Evans, Published March 22nd, 2017

https://forestsnews.cifor.org/49010/linking-trees-and-water?fnl=&fbclid=IwAR2w_F-WeX5vx6t9zaIaS_BjcONX7SvTfmNkvl87ScVUyqe23MKX7X6D5s4

The Guardian

Meet Arizona's Water One-Percenters: In Phoenix, Two Cities Are Emerging: One is Water-Rich, The Other Water-Poor by Elizabeth Wang Whitman, published April 5th, 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/05/arizona-water-one-percenters?fbclid=IwAR18pMgT92Lh6_dV-8JdD7NhTG00f1EYYDGejsBzy1phiVm_UtHzlr8w5nQ

Mega-dairies, disappearing wells, and Arizona's deepening water crisis, by Tony Davis, Published June 2nd, 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/mega-dairies-disappearing-wells-and-arizonas-deepening-water-crisis

Grist

U.S. Southwest, already parched, sees 'virtual water' drain abroad, by Diana Kruzman, published June 5, 2021

https://grist.org/agriculture/u-s-southwest-already-parched-sees-virtual-water-drain-abroad/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=us-southwest-already-parched-sees-virtual-water-drain-abroad?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly

Herald Review

 

AZ Supreme Court Sides With Developers on Water Rights; Ruling Gives Castle & Cooke Project Go-Ahead, by Howard Fischer, published August 9th, 2019

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/business/az-supreme-court-sides-with-developers-on-water-rights-ruling-gives-castle-cooke-project-go/article_7b744e72-9c00-11e8-899c-a380a8820be7.html

Former Governor Babbitt Speaks on County Water Issues, by Shar Porier, Published November 29th, 2019

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/cochise_county/former-governor-babbitt-speaks-on-county-water-issues/article_3bf98d7e-12c5-11ea-bbd2-778d4d3bea93.html

Our View: Willcox is Running Out of Time, Published October 16th, 2020

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/our-view-willcox-is-running-out-of-time/article_716da592-0e66-11eb-a9c2-ab0f7eac0298.html?fbclid=IwAR0eAIjbQsdpseoHtpMR-PzNd3wH6Lv-Nal29rwHW7KHSsWYQyovSt0PTAc

Study: Continued Groundwater Decline in Willcox Basin, by Shar Porier, Published December 1, 2018

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/cochise_county/study-continued-groundwater-decline-in-willcox-basin/article_e5375b28-f5d4-11e8-992a-6f673c543413.html

Sunsites Resident Calls for Action on Water Rights, by Carol Broeder, Published September 3, 2014

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/willcox/sunsites-resident-calls-for-action-on-water-rights/article_95fcd76d-4f13-5fc0-87f8-f4bcaa5fdba1.html?fbclid=IwAR2PtLnBwOHKhGYx_mqrwi-hoatTtk_7Nqjor-JYkdzJJi6bry252VYKy2Y

That Sinking Feeling: Fissures, Land Subsidence Create Problems in Sulphur Springs Valley, by Shar Porier, Published October 13, 2020

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/community/that-sinking-feeling--ssures-land-subsidence-create-problems-in-sulphur-springs-valley/article_c3b34f30-0800-11eb-a60e-7f3f9d369432.html

Wells in Eastern Part of County Won’t Get Funding, by Shar Porier, Published November 9, 2018

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/business/wells-in-eastern-part-of-county-won-t-get-funding/article_acfc612a-e3ed-11e8-9b41-ff92e767c3f0.html

NBC News

 

Draining Arizona: Residents Say Corporate Mega-Farms Are Drying Up Their Wells by Andrew Stern, Published Sept. 17th, 2019

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/draining-arizona-residents-say-corporate-mega-farms-are-drying-their-n1052551 

New York Times

 

The Water Wars of Arizona, by Noah Gallagher Shannon, Published July 19th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/magazine/the-water-wars-of-arizona.html

PBS

Can Beer Help save an Arizona River? By Ivette Feliciano, Connie Kargbo, & Sam Weber, Published Feb 16th, 2020

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/can-beer-help-save-an-arizona-river?fbclid=IwAR1xm6TmmA_L_ZBQnTl1fYvmpaWXFnfrIrXeThR8NfXpv5mOnVzucXyxVTQ

Phys Org

Geoscientists Find That Shallow Wastewater Injection Drives Deep Earthquakes in Texas

https://phys.org/news/2021-05-geoscientists-shallow-wastewater-deep-earthquakes.html?fbclid=IwAR3SbuZEh3xrO9zuUK5LzdTZoWLiiSuIM4aojQ40-M6hZkffQPsNGtNtf14

Phoenix New Times

The War on Mesquite: Collateral Damage in Howard Buffett's Border Crusade, by Beau Hodai, Published Oct 12th, 2019

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/killing-mesquite-howard-buffett-warren-buffett-border-immigrants-11371378?fbclid=IwAR3s5zgBR625_jsgxQWqkhpTy3A-3xshA4_wRZjCKcT-AqCFy5SP2_Vdm_A

Star Tribune 

Milking Cows on an Industrial Scale Arrives in Western Minnesota, and Some Farmers Shudder

https://m.startribune.com/milking-cows-on-an-industrial-scale-arrives-in-western-minnesota-and-some-farmers-shudder/490589351/?fbclid=IwAR1xm6TmmA_L_ZBQnTl1fYvmpaWXFnfrIrXeThR8NfXpv5mOnVzucXyxVTQ

Report Your Well Running Dry/Levels:

Arizona Department of Water Resourceshttps://www.azwater.gov/eforms/forms/drywell/drywellrpt.aspx

Arizona Republic: https://arizona-republic.forms.fm/declining-groundwater-and-dry-wells/forms/7484

Additional Resources: 

Arizona Department of Water Resourceshttps://new.azwater.gov/

Arizona Department of Water Resources Registry of Wells in Arizona (Wells 55 Map): https://gisweb3.azwater.gov/WellReg

Arizona State University Kyl Center Groundwater Level Changes in Arizona Sub-basins (tool to show groundwater level changes across the state's sub-basins for 1-year (2017-18), 10-year (2008-18) and 20-year (1998-2018) time periods): https://asu.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=40ab99d10a224d6c83818fb0e1c153e0

Arizona State University Kyl Center Arizona Water Blueprint (tool to find out about the state’s water resources and policies and your community’s water resilience): https://asu.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b84f6d906be94505b25d68d6af3b02ca

Center for Biological Diversityhttps://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Groundwater: To enact a law for the common good: Documentary about the 1980 Groundwater Management Act Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJbqCE9sXU4

Innovations in American Government Award, Arizona Groundwater Code, 1986: https://ash.harvard.edu/news/groundwater-management-code

Legiscan, Water Bills for AZhttps://legiscan.com/gaits/search?state=AZ&keyword=Water

Sierra Club, Arizonahttps://www.sierraclub.org/arizona

Sunsites Community Organization: https://www.sunsitesaz.org/

Upper San Pedro Partnership: https://uppersanpedropartnership.org/

Water Resources Research: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/19447973