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Rafters take a break on a sandbar along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
YUMA — People who visit the Colorado River near Yuma are trashing it big time.
Scottsdale played host this week to a major symposium aimed at creating more flexible and detailed management plans for the Colorado River Basin, which supplies water to much of the Western United States, including Arizona.
LOOKING AHEAD: Matt Kaplinski, right, of Northern Arizona University, shows a high-resolution survey of the Colorado River Basin to Phil Davis of the U.S. Geological Survey. Nearly 300 scientists met at a symposium in Scottsdale this week to discuss a management plan for the Colorado River Basin.
Federal officials have proposed new rules targeting well owners who are illegally pumping water from wells along the lower Colorado River, a source of water for millions of people in the West.
A woman and her two children were rescued from the Colorado River late Thursday night, according to the Yuma Fire Department.
WASHINGTON – The decades of compacts, laws, contracts and regulatory guidelines that are supposed to manage bordering states’ use of the Colorado River have come to be known collectively as the “Law of the River.”
Artificial floods over 14 years helped rebuild sandbars in the Grand Canyon but may have pushed non-native rainbow trout into an area frequented by the endangered humpback chub, according a U.S. Geological Survey study.
East Valley water managers have long been a confident bunch.
Outlook: Second place in the West Region is on the line for the Falcons, who make the four-plus hour trek to the Colorado River.
PAGE — A 37-year-old Colorado man drowned in Colorado River rapids after he was thrown from a raft.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - A man who died when the boat he was in flipped over in the Grand Canyon was identified Tuesday as a Colorado resident.
It seems every few weeks, there is a news report that suggests that global warming will result in drying up the Colorado River and the Salt River and that the Valley of the Sun’s entire water supply will disappear. Such alarmist news might make you want to sell the house, grab the kids, and move to the Pacific Northwest.
Border Patrol agents rescued nine illegal aliens who were trying to swim across the Colorado River Wednesday morning.
Gov. Janet Napolitano said she will meet "as soon as possible’’ with the state’s congressional delegation to find ways to halt pollution flowing into the Colorado River.
The Grand Canyon boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, revealing a rich geological history that few ever see from the Colorado River that formed it millions of years ago.
The Gila River Indian Community traces its roots to the prehistoric Hohokam Indians, who migrated to the Gila River region near present-day Phoenix around 300 B.C.
Ask anyone in the East Valley about the Salt River, and they’ll tell you: It’s barely deep enough to tube northeast of Mesa and rarely more than a languid trickle percolating the sandy wash alongside Loop 202 in Tempe.
The Gila River Indian Community is making a pitch to host the Chicago Cubs for spring training, positioning itself as a rival that could woo the team away from its longtime home in Mesa.
A steady downpour Monday, more rain forecast today and another Pacific storm system due late this week will prompt Salt River Project to double the flow of water at the Granite Reef Dam east of Mesa today and keep it there for a day or two.
January 4, 2005
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is bidding to build the new spring training home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
The rainbow trout stocking of Tempe Town Lake will be delayed once again, even though water quality values appear good, based on a recent survey conducted by the water quality firm Aquatic Consultants.
PHOENIX - When federal authorities announced plans to manufacture a flood in the Grand Canyon this month to restore beaches along the Colorado River, Wendy Gunn braced for the inevitable pandemonium.