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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.
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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
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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.
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Aug. 17, 2022
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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
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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
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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
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has lifted mandatory water conservation measures that were put in place last month.
Aug. 15, 2022
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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

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