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Western drought worst in 1000 years

Scientists say this is the worst case scenario.

Officials break ground on project to repair leaky cross-border sewage pipe

The pipeline, built more than half a century ago, has cracked and ruptured, leading at times to the release of raw sewage.

Could we — should we — build a desalination plant?

Even with money in the budget and the ocean so close, water could still be far away.

PFAS water pollution pilot project opens in Tucson

State funded project is designed to combat ground water pollution north of Air Force base.

Adia Barnes on Teamwork and Motherhood.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:Can new technology save water on farms? Plus Chris Dashiell remembers Peter Bogdanovich, and a short story read by author Michelle Ross.

As the Colorado River shrinks, can new technology save water on farms? The answer is complicated

Agriculture uses about 80% of the water in the Colorado River basin.

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground?

Some experts say aquifers are overtaxed and shouldn’t be seen as a long-term solution for a region where the water supply is expected to shrink in the decades to come.

Last year was fifth-warmest recorded in Tucson

Each month was among the warmest in Tucson history except for July, when there was heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

Water cutbacks coming to Arizona

A decades-long drought means less water from the Colorado River in 2022.

Leading water experts explore the future of managing a shrinking water supply from the Colorado River

New report says the best water policies are borne out of a few driving factors.

Local organization gives tours showing how to conserve water

The group also helps homeowners navigate rebates and grants to defray the cost.

Lower basin states sign deal to put water back in Lake Mead amid dropping levels

Arizona, California, Nevada, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are pooling more than $100 million dollars to incentivize reductions in water use.

Bill would allow Colorado River Indian tribes to lease water to other cities

The bill comes amid historic low levels in Lake Mead and as Arizona faces a harsh water future.

December has arrived but in much of the West, snowfall has not

In most of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, snowpack is only around a quarter or a third of normal.

Drought monitors paint a bleak picture for the Colorado River

Four metrics are used to track drought, and they paint a bleak picture

Infrastructure bill includes billions of dollars for Western water projects

$300 million will help implement drought contingency plans in the Colorado River Basin.

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