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Colorado River basin give approval to proposed water cutbacks

The plan would cut flows to Arizona, Nevada and California by 480,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply more than half a million homes for a year.

Ducey desalination proposal carries hefty price tag

Experts think it will cost $60 million a year to operate.

Lake Powell is critically low, and still shrinking. Here’s what happens next

The future of the reservoir is largely uncertain, but climate science and recent actions by the government are providing some hints as to what might happen in the near future.

Interior Department considers emergency cutbacks to water supplies

Reductions would be felt most sharply in Central Arizona.

Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site

An Indigenous nation in Sonora held a historic gathering last year to demand water for their communities on the Sea of Cortez. Now, they’re meeting again. This time in honor of their ancestors.

Judge rejects arbitration for Tucson water rate dispute

The county is suing to reverse the rate increase, claiming it is discriminatory.

U.S. Senate committee hears 2 bills on tribal water rights in Arizona

CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores said her tribe has already helped to stave off the effects of a historic drought by fallowing its fields and taking other measures.

Capacity at Lake Powell continues to shrink

A high-tech combination of aerial and underwater radar found that the reservoir can hold 7% less water than when it was built.

U.S. Senate committee to hear testimony on tribal water rights

The chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes is in Washington, D.C., this week to testify for a bill that would allow her tribe to lease its water to other parts of Arizona.

Drought to continue, NOAA says

Dryness and above average temperatures bring wildfire danger.

Property owners can learn about their water rights with new map

The map covers sections of the Verde and San Pedro River watersheds.

Tucson 4th graders learn about the water cycle and conservation at water festival

This is the 13th year Tucson Water has held the event.

Lake Powell set to drop below important water level in the 'near future'

The level is nearly too low to generate hydropower.

UN climate report says drought, earlier runoff will make water scarce this summer

A new report from the United Nations’ panel on climate change lays out a grim picture of the future.

For much of the Colorado River basin, a dry start to the new year has lingered

The winter season is far from over, but another dry year would spell trouble for the drought-stricken river basin, which depends heavily on winter snow.

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