MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in and around the Philippine capital, with long lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some...
PHOENIX (AP) — Groundwater might not be able to support long-term growth in a largely rural county in south-central Arizona that relies heavily on it, a review of state data shows.
Missouri utility picks site for water-storage reservoir
DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri water utility has chosen a site in a southwestern county to build a water-storage reservoir to address a growing water shortage in the Joplin region.
AP FACT CHECK: Romney oversimplifies Western water shortage
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney took up the question of water shortage this week in Utah, one of the driest states in the country, during a debate as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state against Democrat Jenny Wilson. But federal water managers say he oversimplified a complex issue when he said Utah's unused water allotment goes to California.
Aspen enacts mandatory water restrictions
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Extremely low water levels have forced the city of Aspen to declare a stage 2 water shortage for the first time in history.
The Aspen Times reports Aspen City Council approved the move Monday. Aspen Utilities Portfolio Manager Margaret Medellin says she anticipates stage 2 restrictions to remain in effect indefinitely.
MISHKHAB, Iraq (AP) — Iraq has banned its farmers from planting summer crops this year as the country grapples with a crippling water shortage that shows few signs of abating.
Citing high temperatures and insufficient rains, Dhafer Abdalla, an adviser to Iraq's Ministry of Water Resources, told The Associated Press that the country has only enough water to irrigate half its farmland this summer.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River (all times local):
Arizona water officials have outlined an ambitious plan to stave off shortages of Colorado River water or at least lessen the impact.
They're hopeful the state's water users can reach agreement by the end of the year on what's known as the drought contingency plan.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington is implementing tougher steps to conserve water because voluntary usage reductions haven't done enough to cope with the northwestern New Mexico city's water shortage.
The City Council on May 1 had declared a first-stage water shortage advisory and urged residents to conserve water to try to reduce use by 10 percent, but officials say water use since then actually increased with unusually warm temperatures and a lack of snowpack.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — As Aspen officials are considering passing water restrictions due to low snowpack levels, they have asked residents to do their part and reduce water use by 10 percent.
The Aspen Times reports that on Tuesday, city council agreed to announce that "stage one" water shortage conditions exist.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City mayor is asking her residents make an effort to conserve water as the city is facing a water shortage after a winter of below-average snowfall.
The Deseret News reports Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued a Stage 1 advisory on Tuesday as part of the city's five-stage water shortage contingency plan.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline.
The center and northwestern parts of Greece's second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 50 kilometers (30 miles) away burst. Hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan area of 1.2 million, which includes the city's suburbs, have been affected.
Derek Coleman: The struggle for clean drinking water deepens around the world
We've had some very cold spells this winter and we've also had a little snow, but mainly we've had rain — lots and lots of rain. As I write this it's lashing against my office window and these days my front yard is so waterlogged even the lightest downpour turns it into a lake instead of a lawn. I guess the only bright side to that is we are unlikely to have a water shortage any time soon, and that makes us better off than some very surprising places around the world.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Intentional sabotage may be contributing to recurrent water shortages in Mexico City that have caused protests on the streets of the city of 9 million people, officials said Wednesday.
In recent weeks, officials have blamed dry faucets in many neighborhoods on everything from power shortages to failing pipes and the spring dry season.
Eastern Ky. county struggling with water shortage
INEZ, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky county is conserving water by shutting it off to residents at night, but some have been without running water for days.
About 1,000 people in Martin County were without water for a fifth day on Friday, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported .
Water shortages parch Moroccan towns, prompt protests
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Taps are running dry in southern Morocco, and the government is searching for solutions after people took to parched streets in anger.
Experts blame poor crop choices, growing populations and climate change for the water shortages in towns like Zagora, which saw repeated protests for access to clean water last month.
Phoenix, Avondale make water storage and swap deal
PHOENIX (AP) — The cities of Phoenix and Avondale have reached a deal that will allow Phoenix to store excess Colorado River water in Avondale's underground aquifers for use during a drought.
The agreement announced Wednesday is designed to give both cities wiggle room during a water shortage.
U.S.: ‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
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US: ‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year.
U.S. water managers said Tuesday there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River that lies behind the Hoover Dam.
"The projection indicates there is no chance of shortage in 2018," said Rose Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. "Zero."
BOX ELDER, Mont. (AP) — The Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is going through a critical water shortage due to unrelenting heat and the failure of a major water storage tank.
Tribal Water Resources Director Dustin White has warned that as many as 3,000 people could be completely out of water within the next week if residents don't significantly reduce their water usage.
CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Two areas in Arizona are facing a state of emergency due to sudden major water shortages.
Yavapai County officials say water demand in Cordes Lakes has increased above normal levels during the week's scorching heat wave. County spokesman David McAtee says the community's water tanks are down to about 32 percent and has left the need for a daily reevaluated system shut-down between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a "chronic or recurrent" lack of clean water.
He told the Security Council that "strains on water access are already rising in all regions," noting that three-quarters of the 193 U.N. member states share rivers or lake basins with their neighbors.
STAMFORD — The nearly year-long drought is gone — it’s raining again.
But, with summer unofficially under way, the area still is vulnerable to water shortages, and conservation must be the order of the warm days ahead.
“Even though we have been receiving rain, it is just normal rainfall,” said Peter Fazekas, director of public relations for Aquarion Water Co. “People see it and think we’re getting a large amount. But we are just getting back to normal.”
Crater Lake National Park low on water
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's only national park is running low on water.
The Klamath Tribes has placed a water call on the Wood River, the river Annie Creek flows into. Annie Creek is Crater Lake National Park's main water source.
The park uses the creek for its drinking water, showers and more. As a temporary solution for the water shortage before the park's summer tourism season gets underway, park officials are having to truck in water from California.
Water shortage warning issued for South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — South Florida water managers issued a water shortage warning that asked more than 8 million residents to conserve water and follow lawn-watering rules.
News outlets report water managers issued the warning for residents from Orlando to Key West on Thursday. Officials say if the shortage persists, they may consider mandatory restrictions.
Water shortage warning for 8M from Orlando to the Keys
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A water shortage warning has been issued to 8.1 million residents from Orlando to the Florida Keys.
South Florida Water Management District Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe said Thursday that residents' voluntary efforts will help the water supply last through the region's dry season. If those efforts prove insufficient, mandatory water restrictions may be considered.
Drought planning: Water shortages expected in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In all but one corner of New Mexico, water managers are projecting shortages in drinking and irrigation supplies given expected demand and variability in rainfall over the next few decades.
Like many places in the West, the arid state is recuperating from an unprecedented drought that peaked in 2013. The sting has yet to go away as a month of record-setting temperatures and little rain have left dry conditions across the eastern plains and parts of southern New Mexico.
Water shortage brings ACC basketball back to Tourney Town
In the last year it seems two things have taken over sports in North Carolina: HB2 and weather ... er ... water.
While the former is much more … controllable … than the latter, fans of Duke, NC State and North Carolina have expressed frustration over the way both have impacted games played or not played in the Triangle and the state.
No. 12 UNC beats No. 20 Notre Dame 83-76 in relocated game
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina still looked at home Sunday, even as it played what was supposed to be an Atlantic Coast Conference home game roughly 50 miles from its arena.
Justin Jackson scored 16 points to help No. 12 UNC beat No. 20 Notre Dame 83-76 on Sunday in a game postponed a day and relocated from Chapel Hill to Greensboro due to a water shortage.
Water issues force postponement, move of UNC-Notre Dame game
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The game between No. 12 North Carolina and No. 20 Notre Dame scheduled for Saturday in Chapel Hill has been postponed a day and moved to Greensboro due to a water shortage.
In a news release Friday evening, UNC said the game — originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Center — would be played at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cuts
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Omar Tarshan had never visited any of Syria's famous public baths until three weeks ago, when a water shortage in his Damascus neighborhood forced him to look for an alternative place to shower.
TAOS — A malfunctioning well has left nearly 2,000 people in the village of Questa without much running water since Tuesday, and officials say the water system’s problem could continue another four or five days as crews drill a new well.
The water system’s outages have forced schools in the village to close for most of the week.