Potential water shortage for AZ farmers - Tucson News Now

Potential water shortage for AZ farmers

Courtesy: cap-az.com Courtesy: cap-az.com
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New projections by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation show a 50 percent chance Arizona could possibly be getting less water from the Colorado River by as soon as 2016.

The Central Arizona Project which helps bring millions of gallons of water to Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties would likely get 20 percent less water to our region if there is a shortage.

However, water officials insist cities like Tucson wouldn't be affected.

The Tucson Water Department says although it's been in a stage one drought since 2007, it's actually been able to store away underground water for future use.

However, if needed, business and farmers' water use would likely be cut back to continue supply water to cities in Arizona.

Southern Arizona farmers are planning for a shortage by fixing up wells in order to pump groundwater.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Billy Kovacs

    Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Billy Kovacs

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:57 PM EST2017-12-18 17:57:40 GMT
    Billy Kovacs. (Source: Tucson News Now)Billy Kovacs. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Billy Kovacs, the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Representative Martha McSally's seat, spoke with Tucson News Now about his decision to get into the race.

    Billy Kovacs, the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Representative Martha McSally's seat, spoke with Tucson News Now about his decision to get into the race.

  • BREAKING

    McCain says he'll head back to work after holidays

    McCain says he'll head back to work after holidays

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-12-18 17:14:18 GMT
    Sen. John McCain. (Source: Associated Press)Sen. John McCain. (Source: Associated Press)

    Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday, Dec. 18, he will head back to Washington, D.C., after the holidays.

    Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday, Dec. 18, he will head back to Washington, D.C., after the holidays.

  • Road to Mount Lemmon back open, use caution on side roads

    Road to Mount Lemmon back open, use caution on side roads

    Monday, December 18 2017 10:30 AM EST2017-12-18 15:30:49 GMT
    (Source: Bill Morrow)(Source: Bill Morrow)

    The road to Mount Lemmon was closed to the public at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 due to hazardous weather on the mountain, according to Pima County. 

    The road to Mount Lemmon was closed to the public at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 due to hazardous weather on the mountain, according to Pima County. 

Powered by Frankly