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Arizona's new 29-member Water Augmentation Council is already drawing criticism.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that critics say Gov. Doug Ducey appointed council members that are too business-friendly.

The group was named last Wednesday and is expected to help the state cope with drought. It includes representatives from the Arizona Cattlemen's Association, the Agribusiness Council and Freeport McMoRan Inc., but environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Audubon Society are left out.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The U.S. Department of the Interior has launched a new federal water conservation program. The agency will work with private groups to encourage habitat health and water-use efficiency. 


US Department of Interior

The public comment period is open for a proposed pipeline that would carry water from Lake Powell to southern Utah.


Melissa Sevigny

The U.S. Forest Service signed a decision yesterday to begin restoration work on 15,000 acres of forest near the City of Williams.

Melissa Sevigny

The first comprehensive study in decades of the world’s aquifers found that most groundwater doesn’t renew itself in the span of a human lifetime.


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