U.S. government forecasters see a hot spring for much of the nation with drought in the West likely deepening. The West is in the midst of a record-shattering megadrought, and forecasters see it continuing.
The Interior Department is on the verge of releasing a report on its investigation into the federal government's past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Wednesday the report will come out next month.
Persistent drought and rising temperatures have meant less water in the Colorado River system, which is relied on by 40 million Americans. But to this point, farmers in Pinal County have felt the effects much more acutely than others. → More about water on the Arizona podcast series InHospitable
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland was in the Valley last week to talk about a variety of water-related topics, and she dropped in for a visit to the Rio Salado Audubon Center.
During her trip to the Valley, Haaland talked about funding for Indian water settlements and the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
In 1980, then-Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt signed the Groundwater Management Act, which regulated the state’s urban areas. Babbitt was back at the state Capitol on Tuesday to support similar legislation for rural counties.
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. → More Arizona business news
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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