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The Colorado River’s falling levels have made headlines because of the impact on water supplies and the power grid. But they could also affect the trout fishing at Lees Ferry.
Sep. 6, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park visitors Mather Point
Grand Canyon National Park officials discovered a new pipeline break in the inner canyon along the North Kaibab trail. They are now requiring park residents and visitors to reduce water usage in homes, hotel rooms and campgrounds.
Sep. 3, 2022
Razorback sucker fish
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that funding in the bipartisan infrastructure law includes more than $8 million to replace the water supply line at Lake Mead Hatchery.
Aug. 31, 2022
Rio Verde Foothills homeowner Meredith DeAngelis
Facing a water cutoff in 2023, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors denied a request by some residents of the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills to form its own water district.
Aug. 31, 2022
a dry canal at caywood farms
Colorado River cuts will hit Pinal County farms the hardest. And Caywood Farms is no exception — even if its origins come from drought. Nancy Caywood’s grandfather started the farm when Casa Grande had new water from the Coolidge Dam.
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Aug. 29, 2022
Rio Verde Foothills residents
While Arizona is being asked to cut back when Colorado River restrictions go into effect next year, some residents of the state are in danger of being cut off completely from their water supplies. A small community north of Phoenix faces a crucial vote as soon as this week to determine its future source of water.
More Arizona water news
Aug. 27, 2022
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Residents in the city of Mayer near Prescott are being told to keep an adequate stock of drinking water on hand as monsoon storms are threatening its water supply.
Aug. 26, 2022
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The Bureau of Reclamation recently opened an Environmental Impact Statement on the Miner Flat Dam at Fort Apache to public comments.
Aug. 24, 2022
Arizona could see more chip manufacturing under the CHIPS Act. What would that mean for the state's water supplies?
Aug. 23, 2022
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The city of Las Vegas, New Mexico, earlier this year already endured the devastation of the state's largest fire in recorded history, caused by federal officials carrying out what was supposed to be a prescribed burn to lessen the wildfire danger.
Aug. 23, 2022
Gila River
Evacuations are underway in a southeastern Arizona town as floodwater topped the Gila River.
Aug. 22, 2022
Mark Kelly
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly spoke with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday about cuts to Colorado River water allotment in Arizona.
Aug. 21, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Sonoran officials say they expect heavy rains in the coming days and are taking measures to prevent damage and loss of life.
Aug. 18, 2022
Colorado River
The Colorado River cutbacks that Arizona has been anticipating as a decades-long drought continues are going to happen in 2023. The U.S. Interior Department made the announcement this week as negotiations among Arizona and other lower basin states weren’t making much — if any — progress toward some kind of compromise.
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Aug. 18, 2022
Edgar Warner
Northern Arizona has been besieged with almost daily flooding after a pair of devastating wildfires near Flagstaff this year. Officials say the price tag to prevent further damage from flooding will be steep: between $125 million and $145 million that will need to come from the U.S. government.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Aug. 17, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
Water and city managers held a joint town hall to discuss One Water, a master plan laid out by city in 2019 to address future water issues. The meeting was planned for this month, but ended up coming hours after the Bureau of Reclamation announced new cuts in Colorado River supply to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.
Aug. 17, 2022
Lake Mead
The federal Bureau of Reclamation has announced more cuts to Arizona’s share of Colorado River water. But some water policy analysts were expecting more.
Aug. 17, 2022
aerial photo of downtown phoenix with camelback mountain in the background
On Tuesday, the Bureau of Reclamation issued its annual report on the condition of the nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead. And although the news was grim, the city of Phoenix says water will continue to come out of the taps.
Aug. 17, 2022
drop from a water faucet
In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued four health advisories for PFAS in drinking water, and Arizona officials found alarming levels of the pervasive toxins in a Prescott restaurant's water supply. Now, new research offers hope for taking the "forever" out of these "forever chemicals."
Aug. 16, 2022
Carlsbad, California waves
As the Southwest continues to see shrinking water supplies after more than two decades of drought, eyes have turned to the ocean. But turning seawater into drinking water is more complicated than it might sound.
Aug. 16, 2022


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