Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix.
In the Southwest, the endangered Mexican gray wolf has struggled to thrive. To help boost their population the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to substantially expand the area where they can release new wolves into the wild.
A local civil engineering expert said the Valley’s flood-control system performed well during Tuesday’s severe rain storm. The Arizona State University professor said Arizona has some of the most modern flood control equipment in the country.
Central Arizona Project says flash flooding has sent debris and mud into the canal system that supplies water to millions of people in the state. But Phoenix and Tucson officials said there’s no need to worry about water quality.
Federal authorities say an Arizona nonprofit corporation has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations that two of its Tucson hospitals submitting false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for nearly seven years.
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Today’s severe rain storm is causing flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Rain around the Valley on has put several vehicles in trouble, and a rock slide temporarily closed northbound lanes of I-17 near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix.
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.