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Phoenix City Council chambers
Phoenix will pay $3 million for a fatal crash involving a fire engine in 2019. The City Council also settled a claim by the Salt River Pima Indian Community for $7 million.
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Feb. 16, 2022
Salt River Project canal cleaners
Salt River Project is finishing up its annual canal cleanup, which includes adding white amurs to the canal system.
Feb. 16, 2022
dry cracked ground
New data show the current megadrought the western U.S. is experiencing is the worst it’s been in 1,200 years. But for some in the water resources sphere, this news comes as no surprise. What does that mean for Arizona’s future?
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Feb. 16, 2022
Colorado River
The megadrought bedeviling the American West got even drier last year and is becoming the deepest dry spell in more than 1,200 years.
Feb. 14, 2022
desalination equipment
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Doug Ducey brought up some of the water issues facing the state and mentioned a much-talked-about potential solution: desalination.
Feb. 1, 2022
Lake Powell
The Bureau of Reclamation is keeping a close eye on runoff in the Colorado River and met last week to talk about how it will respond to the ongoing drought.
Jan. 31, 2022
Irrigation canal
Drought has triggered water cutbacks for central Arizona farmers that could continue into the foreseeable future, but Arizona’s water future is not as bleak as it seems.
Jan. 28, 2022
Biosphere 2 tropical rainforest biome
An experiment at an indoor rain forest in southern Arizona may offer some clues about how ecosystems handle drought.
Jan. 25, 2022
The Upper Colorado River
The Colorado River is in dire straits. It provides water to millions of us here in the arid Southwest, and ongoing drought driven by climate change is threatening its future. But one Arizona tribe is in a unique position: It has water to spare.
Jan. 25, 2022
wastewater tank
Gov. Doug Ducey recently announced that the state will pursue desalination as a new source of water for Arizona. But the Bureau of Reclamation also offers opportunities for new water sources.
Jan. 19, 2022
Light rail phoenix
As construction continues for two light rail extensions in Phoenix, leaders are feeling optimistic about adding more.
Jan. 19, 2022
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Phoenix is working on early plans to spend its share from the Federal Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act of 2021, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Jan. 17, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
Some of the planned projects will address water access issues among several indigenous groups in Sonora.
Jan. 11, 2022
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Monday afternoon. In it, he pushed for a $1 billion investment in water, pledged to cut taxes and promoted summer school for kids catching up during the pandemic.
More Arizona politics news
Jan. 10, 2022
Colorado River
Tribal nations were once excluded from talks about how to divvy up the state’s water supply, but that has changed over the years.
Jan. 10, 2022
Arizona State Capitol building
Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona lawmakers appear finally ready to act on a more permanent solution to the fact that it's hotter and dryer — and there just isn't enough water to sustain the state's growth.
Jan. 8, 2022
clean water
The United States Department of Agriculture is sending more than $19 million to rural communities in Arizona. The grants and loans will help expand access to clean water and high-speed internet.
Dec. 30, 2021
Navajo Nation
The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country. It includes $3.5 billion for the federal Indian Health Service, which provides health care to more than 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Dec. 24, 2021
Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp at Lake Powell
Water levels at Lake Powell remain low, and Bureau of Reclamation projections indicate they will continue to drop. As water levels have dropped, access to boat ramps on Lake Powell has become more difficult.
Dec. 22, 2021
Construction on the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
Arizona residents are facing water shortages as Colorado River water declines, but Navajo Nation members have been living without easy access to water for years. That’s why the federal government started building a drinking water system on the reservation.
Dec. 22, 2021


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