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Skiers cruise down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado on Nov. 13, 2023.
The Show spoke with Alex Hager, who covers the Colorado River basin for KUNC, about how a "snow drought" is affecting the Colorado River.
Jan. 4, 2024
Stephen Roe Lewis and Amelia Flores
The Show spoke with Elvia Díaz, the Arizona Republic editorial page editor, about the 2023 Arizonans of the Year: Stephen Roe Lewis, Governor of the Gila River Tribe and Colorado Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores.
Jan. 2, 2024
Diver Brandon Carr interfaces with an underwater robot outside of Ocean Space Habitat.
The Show spoke to University of Arizona professor Win Burleson, who spent the night 20 feet underwater at Biosphere 2, about the Ocean Space Habitat that he co-invented.
Dec. 28, 2023
Heavy snow in Snowmass Colorado ski area
The Show spoke with John Fleck, a water policy researcher at the University of New Mexico, based at the Utton Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law, about the biggest water stories in 2023, and what he thinks the new year will hold.
Dec. 27, 2023
View of Black Mesa
The Black Mesa Pumped Storage Project on the Navajo Nation is years away from approval, but opponents of the proposed hydropower plan say they fear it will deplete the region’s aquifers and repeat a history of developers ignoring tribal sovereignty.
Dec. 26, 2023
Maryvale Pool Phoenix
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering incentive pay to attract qualified managers, assistant managers and lifeguards to fill positions at the city’s roughly two dozen public pools.
Dec. 23, 2023
a collage of five news stories: metrocenter, a field, tempe police officer, airport, buffalo sign
As 2024 approaches, here's a look back at the five most-viewed stories on KJZZ.org this year.
Dec. 22, 2023
U.S. Department of Interior seal
An O’odham community, named Menagers Dam, is where the construction of a new dam is supposed to improve public safety and substantial flood protection for downstream towns and villages.
Dec. 19, 2023
sign for the town of Queen Creek
A federal judge has approved an agreement between conservation groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set pollution limits for Queen Creek.
Dec. 19, 2023
Three Colorado River Basin tribal officials met with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton for a 'Sovereign to Sovereign Dialogue' at the CRWUA annual conference on Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ‘Sovereign to Sovereign Dialogue,’ a first-of-its-kind panel held on Friday during the Colorado River Water Users Association’s 75th meeting in Las Vegas included discussions between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton and three Colorado River Basin tribal leaders among the Ten Tribes Partnership.
Dec. 18, 2023
Lake Mead
The Show spoke with Alex Hager of KUNC in Colorado about what happened last week at the Colorado River Water Users Association annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Dec. 18, 2023
Josh Moore of the Colorado River Indian Tribes joins a panel on the innovations and challenges of sustainable agriculture in the Colorado River Basin.
Colorado River Indian Tribes farm manager Josh Moore sat on a panel, “Considering Rural Enhancements: Innovations and Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture in the Basin," at this week’s Colorado River Water Users Association annual conference in Las Vegas.
Dec. 16, 2023
The University of Arizona's Karletta Chief traveled to Las Vegas to educate conference attendees about the uniquely Navajo challenges of accessing water and her team's progress on the Navajo Nation.
Dec. 15, 2023
Rainy intersection in Phoenix
Water management in the drought-stressed West is complicated by the interplay between mountains and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Now, new research clarifies how ENSO affects the West differently in the south than in the north.
Dec. 14, 2023
water system
The Show spoke with Sharon Megdal, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, and Nancy Caywood, a farmer with Caywood Farms in Casa Grande, about water use by agriculture.
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Dec. 14, 2023
A recent report from Arizona’s water agency shows a steep decline in groundwater levels in every large basin tested, mainly due to agriculture.
Dec. 11, 2023
huachuca
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit its conclusion that Fort Huachuca was adequately resupplying water it was drawing.
Dec. 5, 2023
Nate Brawley
The Show spoke with Nate Brawley, an assistant area livestock agent for the Graham County Cooperative Extension Office and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension based in southeastern Arizona, about how ongoing drought is affecting cattle ranchers.
Dec. 5, 2023
Lake Mead
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced an agreement to conserve 100,000 acre feet of water in Lake Mead for 2023. That’s enough water to support upwards of 300,000 single family homes for a year on average.
Dec. 4, 2023
The Colorado River at border of Arizona and California
Money from the Inflation Reduction Act approved earlier this year sets aside more than $1 billion for programs aimed at conserving Colorado River water. But, new reporting from Politico finds that may make it more difficult to negotiate deals to save water down the road.
Dec. 4, 2023

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