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A canal in Goodyear
The state is setting aside more than $1 billion to try and secure Arizona’s water future. And Kathryn Sorensen, director of research at the Kyl Center for Water Policy, says the state created an innovative program.
More Arizona water news
Jun. 29, 2022
capitol museum
State lawmakers ended their session late Friday with a flurry of activity on major issues, including school vouchers and water.
Jun. 27, 2022
Sandbags have become a normal part of people's landscapes in some Flagstaff neighborhoods
A pair of massive floods that started in the mountains looming over the city of Flagstaff last year damaged entire neighborhoods and overwhelmed drainage systems. Now, city, county and federal officials are racing ahead of this year’s monsoons to create new systems to keep the water moving safely.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Jun. 22, 2022
sprinklers
Likely voters in Arizona overwhelmingly care about water — and wish more candidates would share plans for the state’s water future on the campaign trail.
Jun. 20, 2022
Glendale has become the latest Arizona city to enter into stage one of a water restriction plan, in response to the historic drought in the southwest. Glendale joins a large portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area, as well as Tucson, in initiating a drought plan.
Jun. 18, 2022
Colorado River in Yuma
Dams serve a variety of purposes, from energy generation to flood control. But new research on China’s Yellow River suggests dams actually can raise flood risk by altering the makeup and structure of lowland riverbeds.
Jun. 17, 2022
arizona canal
Amid the extreme drought facing the Southwest, Valley cities including Phoenix, Mesa and Buckeye have moved toward updating their water policies while also touting the innovation and plans they’ve already been practicing.
Jun. 16, 2022
Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp at Lake Powell
Gregg Martinez is economic development coordinator for the city of Page, which is minutes from Lake Powell. The Show spoke with him about how lakes with lower water levels are impacting Page's economy.
Jun. 15, 2022
Colorado River
A new study led by the Bureau of Reclamation found an extreme drought impacted the upper Colorado River Basin almost 2,000 years ago.
Jun. 9, 2022
Sonora Drought
Half of the state's 72 municipalities are considered to have severe drought, and the other 36 extreme drought.
Jun. 8, 2022
sprinklers
Pinal County farmers have had to cut back on Central Arizona Project water due to the ongoing drought. But one of the county’s growing communities remains confident that it has enough water for development.
Jun. 8, 2022
kitchen faucet
With Arizona’s largest reservoirs dropping to all-time lows, the city of Phoenix has declared a Stage 1 water alert and activated its water management plan. The city is also reminding people that there are a number of things that homeowners can do to conserve water.
Jun. 6, 2022
Dry cracked earth
A new study finds that the upper Colorado River basin is drying out due to climate change. This means in the future, parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming could more closely resemble Arizona.
Jun. 4, 2022
sprinklers
Phoenix is looking for volunteers to spread the word about conservation through its Water Wrangler program.
Jun. 3, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Hermosillo, Sonora, is already experiencing what have become habitual summer water shortages. And experts say that the only way to address the crisis is to better manage the city’s water — and to use less of it.
Jun. 2, 2022
sprinklers
Arizona’s largest city is joining the growing the list of municipalities activating their drought management plans. Phoenix declared a Stage 1 Water Alert on Wednesday.
Jun. 2, 2022
A view of downtown Las Vegas from the suburbs
A couple of decades ago, Las Vegas implemented changes to how households were able to use water. The Show spoke with the Southern Nevada Water Authority to learn what changes Arizonans can expect as the drought continues.
Jun. 1, 2022
Sonora Drought
Sonora's governor says that reducing demand, improving infrastructure and finding new sources will be key steps to addressing the issue.
May. 31, 2022
mead
Gov. Doug Ducey has proposed spending $1 billion to establish a new statewide water agency to address Arizona’s drought. A new poll suggests most Arizonans support the idea.
May. 30, 2022
downtown tucson
The city of Tucson is getting federal money to clean up contaminants in its groundwater, part of a sum coming from the Infrastructure law passed by Congress this year.
May. 26, 2022

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