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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
Firefighters on scene after a transformer at Hoover Dam caught fire on
Police in Boulder City, Nevada say they are headed to the Hoover Dam after reports of an explosion Tuesday morning. Videos posted on social media showed what appeared to be a fire or explosion in a building near the base of the dam.
Jul. 19, 2022
Arizona Heritage Center
A new exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center uses virtual reality to boost awareness about environmental justice. “Climates of Inequality” explores the history of climate justice with an eye on the present and future as well.
Jul. 16, 2022
Colorado River
KJZZ has been looking at water in the Valley and the practical day-to-day impacts the current situation has on Arizonans in a series called “Every Last Drop.” KJZZ’s Katherine Davis-Young, Ron Dungan and Nicholas Gerbis tell The Show what they learned.
Jul. 15, 2022
water bill
Will a shrinking water supply mean higher utility bills for Arizonans? The short answer is, yes. Arizonans are likely to see their water bills increase in coming years. But water experts say the long answer is a lot more complicated.
Jul. 14, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The meeting comes a few weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency tightened restrictions on groundwater contaminants and the Bureau of Reclamation said states including Arizona would need to preserve more Colorado River water.
Jul. 13, 2022
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
The Southwest is facing a historic drought and Arizona’s municipal water departments are each required to have drought management plans. But it’s up to cities to decide when to activate them. Scottsdale was the first Valley community to officially declare a drought. A year into its drought program, the city's efforts are making an impact.
Jul. 12, 2022
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
Residents in northern Arizona will hear from county officials and engineers Thursday night about the new dangers they face from flooding after two major wildfires this year northeast of Flagstaff.
Jul. 12, 2022

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