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Development and the San Pedro

The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

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?

4 More Weeks of Monsoon, Tucson Has Beaten Normal Rain Totals

Tucson has received more than six inches of rain since the monsoon began, and much of Southern Arizona has surpassed normal totals.

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.

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells

Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.

Arizona Utility Company Customers Advised to Boil Water

The notice was issued Wednesday for a town 40 miles east of Yuma.

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.

Arizona Sides With Developer in Water-Use Dispute

The long-standing lawsuit revolves around a proposed 7,000-home development in Sierra Vista, near the San Pedro River.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions for Arizona

Monsoon rains and El Niño weather pattern are expected to bring the Southwest closer to normal conditions.

Arizona May Take Over Permit Program Protecting Rivers

Conservation groups say the change could weaken protection of rivers, streams and wetlands.

Goldilocks Approach: Hoping to Keep Grass Green and Water Waste Down

Phoenix-area HOAs are trying to save water on the green fields that the desert residents adore.

Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor

Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.

In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener

A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.

The Modern Toilet: A Contender for Water Conservation MVP

The toilet's rise to a central role in conservation included an act of Congress, logs of miso paste and some serious elbow grease.

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