Arkansas governor orders updated plan to guide water policy, investment

BY: - August 21, 2023

This story was updated on Aug. 22, 2023. Arkansas environmental officials will spend the next year updating the state’s plan meant to direct policy on a range of water policy issues, from flood management to drinking water quality and farm irrigation. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Monday executive order calls for the fourth iteration of the […]

Lake Powell At Historic Low Levels In Drought-Stricken West

Western states agree to Colorado River water-sharing agreement

BY: - May 22, 2023

The governors of Arizona, California and Nevada have announced a historic water-sharing agreement for the Colorado River in an attempt to salvage one of the West’s major sources of drinking water that has dwindled in severe drought. The agreement this week marks the culmination of months of tumultuous negotiations among seven Western states, whose 40 […]

Workers with yellow vests guide a pipe into a trench.

Committee promises American Rescue Plan funds to water and wastewater improvement

BY: - August 19, 2022

Several water infrastructure projects will get a financial boost from federal COVID-19 relief funds after a state committee approved the allocation Thursday. $270 million from the state’s American Rescue Plan Act funds, received in 2021, will be distributed among water and wastewater projects if the Arkansas Legislative Council approves the request, state Agriculture Secretary Wes […]