Salt River headwaters aerial photo
And at a time when water supplies on the Colorado River are in question, the Salt and Verde rivers could become even more important. So freelance journalist Annette McGivney wanted to see for herself where they started.
Apr. 13, 2023
Yavapai county sign
The move covers the damages caused by flooding throughout the county, especially Camp Verde, between March 15 and March 23.
Apr. 13, 2023
Lake Mead bathtub ring
Although winter rains have filled some reservoirs and brought some drought relief, water security remains a problem for Arizona. The Legislature recently took measures to study the issue.
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Apr. 12, 2023
White "bathtub rings" show dropping levels on Lake Mead
Cuts to water use along the Colorado River could be spread evenly across some southwestern states, or follow the more than century-old priority system that currently governs water management.
Apr. 12, 2023
Canyon Creek fish hatchery
The discovery of invasive New Zealand mudsnails has forced the shut down of Canyon Creek fish hatchery.
Apr. 8, 2023
Lake Mead
A Native American tribe in Arizona reached a deal Thursday with the U.S. government not to use some of its Colorado River water rights in return for $150 million and funding for a pipeline project.
Apr. 7, 2023
A polar bear with her young
PFAS are a concerning group of substances known as forever chemicals, because they don’t break down naturally. And a research group has now found that PFAS are present in more than 330 wildlife species around the world.
Apr. 6, 2023
The Arizona Canal
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act each included funding for improvements to water infrastructure. Members of the Biden administration are touring Western states to talk about the latest upgrades.
Apr. 5, 2023
maricopa county courthouse
The Arizona Supreme Court recently appointed Scott Blaney to oversee water claims in Superior Court. The judge has since appointed Sherri Zendri as a special master to hear stream adjudication cases.
Apr. 4, 2023
The Rio Grande is dry for most of the year
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an independent, joined all Republicans and four Democrats in repealing protections for most of Arizona's waterways.
Apr. 3, 2023
Lake Pleasant
Authorities are warning boaters who use Lake Pleasant to beware of unseen debris in the water. Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said recent storms have washed scrub brush and even tree trunks into the lake.
Apr. 1, 2023
Arizona is seeing floods across the state as major rainfall coupled with snowmelt prompted controlled dam releases.
Mar. 30, 2023
The U.S. Capitol
A far-reaching bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would roll back environmental review processes for mining operations and other natural resource drilling.
Mar. 29, 2023
Salt River flooding Phoenix
Flood warnings are in effect for the Verde, Salt and Gila rivers. They extend from the northeast to the east side of Phoenix all the way down to the Gila Bend and southwest Maricopa County.
Mar. 28, 2023
Tempe Town Lake
Water recreation enthusiasts in the Valley can now resume activities at Tempe Town Lake. The city announced the amount of brackish water containing debris that was released by Salt River Project (SRP) into the lake has decreased.
Mar. 27, 2023
Water is released from Tempe Town Lake
If you drive past the Salt River in town right now, you might see something surprising there: water. That’s because the Salt River Project continues to release water from its dams.
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Mar. 27, 2023
Lake Mead
As Arizona faces challenges related to water shortages, the need to educate residents about conserving water grows more significant. In April, the Arizona Department of Water Resources intends to hold its first-ever Water Awareness Festival to educate and engage with the public about water conservation.
Mar. 25, 2023
Snow in Flagstaff
Unprecedented flooding in Coconino County has overwhelmed infrastructure and once again threatened homes in areas surrounding the city of Flagstaff.
Mar. 24, 2023
drop from a water faucet
A new regulation proposed by the EPA seeks to limit the amount of PFAS contamination in drinking water.
Mar. 22, 2023
Water quickly overwhelmed small culverts
Northern Arizona communities are plagued with flooding issues and evacuations. Several communities in Yavapai County were under flood watch until Wednesday night.
Mar. 22, 2023


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