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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
Lake Mead barrels
U.S. officials announced Tuesday that Arizona and Nevada will face more Colorado River water cuts as they endure extreme drought. The cuts will place officials under extraordinary pressure to plan for a hotter, drier future and a growing population.
Every last drop: Tackling big questions about Arizona's water future
Aug. 16, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has lifted mandatory water conservation measures that were put in place last month.
Aug. 15, 2022
Flooded streets nogales
Three people died in Nogales, Sonora, this weekend as streets flooded amid heavy rains. Flooding has long been an issue in the city, and leaders say they are preparing to fund major infrastructure projects to address the situation.
Aug. 15, 2022
Lake Mead Echo Bay low water levels
Seven states in the U.S. West are facing a deadline from the federal government to come up with a plan to use substantially less Colorado River water in 2023.
Aug. 15, 2022
White House
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $740 billion spending package, giving final congressional approval to the Biden-backed measure.
Aug. 13, 2022
Yaqui aqueduct
Officials say a major aqueduct project designed to bring potable water to Yaqui towns in Sonora is moving ahead. It’s part of the so-called justice plan promised by Mexico’s president.
Aug. 11, 2022
Colorado River
Historically, tribes along the Colorado River have been left out of decision-making about it, despite being senior water rights holders. But that's starting to change.
Aug. 9, 2022
A Phoenix yard featuring mostly gravel and rocks
In an effort to conserve water during the long-term drought, residents around the Southwest are tearing out their grass and opting for desert landscaping — called hardscape — that primarily features gravel. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Does hardscape contribute negatively to the urban heat island effect?
Aug. 6, 2022
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park is bringing back mandatory water conservation measures this weekend. This comes after measures were lifted earlier this week.
Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora 8 years
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
a cloud with lightning over phoenix
Thursday morning saw the latest storm in what has been a wet monsoon season in Arizona. All the rain is easing drought conditions in some ways — but maybe not others.
Aug. 4, 2022
Pallets of sandbags
The city of Flagstaff will be holding a community meeting for residents facing flooding on the town’s west side.
Aug. 2, 2022
The Upper Colorado River
Sponsored by Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Greg Stanton, the bill authorizes the Colorado River Indian Tribes to lease water gained through conservation.
Jul. 31, 2022
Dragon Fire
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package that would help states recover from wildfires and provide half a billion dollars to keep Lake Mead and Lake Powell from dropping to critical levels.
Jul. 29, 2022
overhead sprinklers
Climate change is expected to worsen water shortages, including short-lived, hard-to-predict flash droughts. New research proposes a global early warning system that could help farmers save their crops.
Jul. 29, 2022
Havasupai home
Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee took up a bill to ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, which an Arizona tribe has been watching the bill closely.
Jul. 25, 2022
South Rim Descent
Grand Canyon National Park announced that it has implemented new water conservation measures at the South Rim due to a lack of water resources.
Jul. 22, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Hermosillo has a water problem. There isn’t enough to keep up with demand. So a group of nonprofits and business organizations are teaming up to push for greater conservation efforts.
Jul. 22, 2022
Lake Mead Echo Bay low water levels
The clock is ticking for the seven Colorado River Basin states to come up with a plan to dramatically reduce their water usage.
Jul. 22, 2022

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