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Israeli-based company N-Drip has partnered with the Central Arizona Project and University of Arizona to use its irrigation system across the state. The company reportedly has a gravity-powered drip system that uses 50 percent less water than the usual method of flood irrigation. Seth Siegel is N-Drip’s chief sustainability officer.
Feb. 3, 2023
Navajo Nation land
Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.
Feb. 3, 2023
East Verde River
The wet winter is unlikely to recharge the state’s largest reservoirs. But it’s good news for water storage on the Verde River. The Verde snowpack is higher than it has been in more than a decade and the second highest in 30 years.
Feb. 1, 2023
Lake Mead
California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal.
Jan. 31, 2023
Gila River Indian Community canal
The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District brings water to central Arizona farmers, including some in the Gila River Indian Community.
Jan. 30, 2023
Colorado River
Failed state negotiations over the use of Colorado River water caused the federal government to step in and impose restrictions.
Jan. 30, 2023
Lake Mead barrels
Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower than its current level.
Jan. 30, 2023
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Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked what is the water level in San Carlos Lake.
Jan. 25, 2023
sprinklers
Gov. Katie Hobbs recently released a report by the Arizona Department of Water Resources that raised questions about the West Valley’s water supply. And that has some people questioning what future development might look like.
Jan. 24, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
Residents of Rio Verde Foothills received another blow over the weekend in their fight to obtain water from the city of Scottsdale. The unincorporated community sits outside Scottsdale city limits and has been left without water since the city turned off its taps at the beginning of the year — a move it had warned residents was coming.
Jan. 23, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
The unincorporated community of Rio Verde Foothills is one of the epicenters of the Southwest's historic water shortage. Just beyond the Scottsdale city limits, residents have long had access to the city's water.
Jan. 20, 2023
Lake Mead
The Phoenix area has been one of the fastest growing metros in the country for years, with people and businesses moving here and developments sprouting up Valley wide. But, at the same time, the region is facing a water shortage, as Colorado River supplies decline, and leaders look for new potential sources.
More Arizona water news
Jan. 20, 2023
vegetables
Shoppers may start seeing fewer choices and lower quality produce at supermarkets, as federal water cuts take effect.
Jan. 20, 2023
Winter storms in the past week dropped more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff. And additional snowfall is expected with the latest weather system moving in Thursday night.
Jan. 19, 2023
Nonstick pan
In a budget proposal released this month, Gov. Katie Hobbs earmarked some state money for cleanup of PFAS — a group of chemicals found in many water sources that are linked to health problems like cancer.
Jan. 19, 2023
SRP building
The weekend’s storms provided some drought relief for Arizona, though not enough to recharge the state’s Colorado River reservoirs. But they may help in the Salt River Project watersheds.
Jan. 18, 2023
Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs released her budget last week, offering Arizonans a look at some of her priorities for the coming year, and the state’s natural resources were not overlooked.
Jan. 18, 2023
Arizona Supreme Court building
The state Supreme Court cited a law from more than a decade ago that prevents the burden of developments on new residents if all taxpayers benefit.
Jan. 18, 2023
Rain on a pool
For the last week, we’ve seen heavy rains in the Valley and mountains of snow in the high country. But will it help alleviate drought conditions?
Jan. 18, 2023
Michael Lanier
Xeriscaping has been a thing for a while now, but Michael Lanier is taking that concept to a whole new level. Lanier is the owner of Pueblo, a plant store on Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix that’s known for its well-informed staff and hip aesthetic.
Jan. 18, 2023

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