View of the Colorado River from the Historic Navajo Bridge
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on the Navajo Nation’s right to file a lawsuit over access to water from the Colorado River.
Mar. 21, 2023
California flag
Earlier this year, six of the seven Colorado River basin states signed off on a proposal to use less of that water. California was not one of those states. Officials from California say they weren’t consulted on the plan the six other states agreed to — one of many disagreements over the future of the Colorado River.
Mar. 20, 2023
Kate Gallego
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will appear at the United Nations Water Conference in New York this week where she will discuss work done by the city to conserve water.
Mar. 19, 2023
An irrigation canal carries Colorado River
States that rely on water from the over-tapped Colorado River want the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lawsuit from the Navajo Nation that could upend how water is shared in the Western U.S.
More Arizona water news
Mar. 19, 2023
Lake Mead
The Southern Nevada Water Authority on Thursday voted to accept a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to fund cloud seeding in other Western states whose rivers feed the parched desert region.
Mar. 17, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
The Transcanyon Waterline, which supplies water to the local community and millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park, will be undergoing a $208 million multi-year repair project. These upgrades will ensure waterline breaks that have been happening over the past 13 years will not continue.
Mar. 15, 2023
Rain drips from a roof
There is more rain falling Phoenix on Wednesday, which adds on to an already wet winter and early spring. But how much of an impact is all of that rain and snow having on the region’s water supplies? To find out, The Show checked in with Joel Lisonbee.
More Arizona water coverage
Mar. 15, 2023
Navajo Nation land
Native American communities have long utilized traditional natural resources such as water, lumber, minerals and crops. As they are taking greater roles in the management and preservation of these precious and sometimes finite resources, many are seeking to diversify and modernize their economies and infrastructure.
Mar. 14, 2023
Residents in central Arizona should remain cautious as flooding may occur in the region over the next several days. That’s according to the National Weather Service which provided flood updates on Sunday for Tonto Creek in Gila County and in the Valley along the Salt River between the Granite Reef Dam to Tempe Town Lake.
Mar. 12, 2023
Rio Verde Foothills homeowner Meredith DeAngelis
Restoring the water supply to the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills community has hit another hurdle. A bill in the Arizona House that was designed to get water flowing again by using a third party provider and Scottsdale infrastructure has failed.
Mar. 10, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
In January, water policy analysts hoped that the Legislature would take action on Arizona’s shrinking groundwater supplies. But it appears that lawmakers will back burner the issue once more.
Mar. 8, 2023
water tank at a Rio Verde Foothills home
The attention on Rio Verde has led to a lot of discussion about whether the community is a kind of canary in the coal mine — a glimpse of what the future might look like as the drought continues and water supplies dwindle.
Mar. 7, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
County supervisors on Friday rejected a city proposal to resume water service at triple the cost.
Mar. 3, 2023
 flooding irrigation
Last year, Arizona lost access to 18% of its portion of Colorado River water. This year the federal government cut another 21%. This has left many farmers with reduced access to water.
Mar. 3, 2023
drop from a water faucet
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval to a bill designed to keep water flowing to unincorporated areas that had been receiving water service from cities.
Mar. 3, 2023
East Verde River
It has been a rainy winter in Arizona, so much so that SRP’s reservoir systems on the Verde River are nearly full.
Mar. 2, 2023
While running for attorney general, Democrat Kris Mayes vowed to undo a state land lease that provides free groundwater to a Saudi Arabian alfalfa grower. Gov. Katie Hobbs now says that’s easier said than done.
Mar. 2, 2023
 flooding irrigation
Arizona and the six other Colorado River Basin states are trying to figure out a plan to conserve more of the river’s dwindling water supplies. Bryan Leonard says there are easier and more cost-effective solutions to deal with the ongoing water crisis.
Feb. 28, 2023
Heavy snow in Snowmass Colorado ski area
Snow totals in the upper Colorado River basin have already reached their average annual peak much earlier than normal. Climate scientists say this is likely to help prop up reservoirs, but won’t be enough to turn around a decades-long megadrought.
More Arizona water news
Feb. 25, 2023
wastewater plant
The COVID-19 pandemic showcased wastewater testing as an early-warning system for tracking viral spread. But the tests can’t tell if the waste comes from locals or visitors. How does that affect results in tourist destinations like Phoenix and Las Vegas?
Feb. 24, 2023


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