Of politics and the river

Dougherty, John
August 2007
High Country News;8/6/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 14, p4
The article reports on various developments related to the last free-flowing river in the desert in the southwestern part of the U.S. called the San Pedro River which flows north from Mexico to Arizona. It is stated that water expert from the Geological Survey predicted that the river will stop flowing because of excessive groundwater pumping. Environmentalists blamed the excessive pumping from Fort Huachuca and the Army Intelligence Center which has 3,000 personnel and more than 12,000 soldiers and family members. Environmentalists also blamed the water absorption by streamside vegetation which was once owned by one of Congressman Rick Renzi's business partners.


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