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Alexis Knapp

KAWC is pleased to host author and Arizona Science Desk Reporter, Melissa Sevigny for our next Spirited Discussion!  Sevigny will read from her book, Mythical River, and discuss with attendees pertinent issues that it raises.  Mythical River explores the history of the Colorado River Basin, including the science and policies that are integral to the current state of water in the West.   

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A deal between a coalition of tribes and the Lower Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation aims to address concerns over drought and water levels in the nation’s largest reservoir. The deal is also an economic boost for the tribes.

Arizona Capitol Museum

Representatives from sixteen environmental organizations are meeting with state legislators Feb. 9 during the annual Environmental Day at the Capitol. The group will advocate for changes in Arizona’s water laws.

Organizer Sandy Bahr with the Sierra Club said environmental groups feel left out of Governor Ducey’s new Water Augmentation Council. Bahr would like to see more policy emphasis on the health of rivers, streams and lakes in Arizona.

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

The latest Conservation in the West Poll is a survey of 2,800 registered voters in seven Western states, including Arizona. The questions cover a range of environmental topics, including public lands, energy, and water.

Colorado College administered the poll in December 2015, in partnership with both Democratic and Republican opinion research firms. The results were released last week.

Francisco Zamora - Sonoran Institute, with aerial support from LightHawk

As the result of a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico, the Colorado River received a pulse flow of water in spring 2014 that once again connected the river to the Gulf of California.

Conservationist Sandra Postel’s continued work in the Colorado River delta will be profiled this weekend on the new National Geographic show “Breakthrough.”

Postel is the founder of the Global Water Policy Project. She first visited the Colorado River delta in 1996.

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