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Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

What is Happening With the Colorado River Drought Plans?

Five states are done, but California and Arizona failed to meet a federal government deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.

Stakeholders Reflect On Deadline Passage of Arizona Drought Plan

Lawmakers adopted a plan that stakeholders have been negotiating since last summer.

Deadline Nears for Colorado River Drought Plan

Arizona's plan has yet to be approved the the state Legislature, while other six states have already agreed to plans.

Wading Into Colorado River Negotiations

Time is almost up for Arizona to approve a drought contingency plan.

Fear And Grieving in Las Vegas: Colorado River Managers Struggle With Water Scarcity

Water managers were supposed to finish drought contingency plans by the end of the year. They're likely to miss that deadline.

US States to Meet at Deadline on Colorado River Drought Plan

Arizona has been the holdout as the clock ticks on striking a deal for a contingency plan.

Early Season Snow Delights Skiers, but the Drought is Far From Over

Experts say the bigger picture is more complicated, and is compounded by the effects of climate change.

A Surprise Choice in the Central Arizona Project Board Election

Republican April Pinger did not have a campaign website or respond to any questions from the Arizona Republic.

Three Things to Know About Colorado River Plans in the Works

Climate change is growing the gap between the river’s supply, and the demands in the communities that rely on it.

What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon

As levels on Lake Powell and the Colorado River drop, do proposals to reimagine Glen Canyon Dam stand a chance?

Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

Vital Reservoir Lake Mead OK for Now, But Shortages Loom

A forecast suggests climate and demand could drain so much water cutbacks would be necessary.

Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project

The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.

To the Last Drop: Planning for Water Shortage

The forecast for the Colorado River is grim, and pressure is rising for states to reduce water usage.

Climate Change is Making Droughts Worse In the Western US, Study Says

NASA scientist cites evidence of climate change's impact on drought likelihood, severity.

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