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US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Projections say by late next year Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam

Low saguaro reproduction numbers at national park in Tucson

Drought cycle that dates to the mid-1990s thought to be responsible

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

Colorado River tribes aim to establish ‘one unified voice’ in policy talks

Those reliant on the river’s flows for agricultural, municipal and industrial use are gearing up for years of negotiation over future policies.

No movement on groundwater protection bills

This year's efforts to bring more regulation to Arizona's groundwater use have failed in the state legislature.

Extreme and exceptional drought stretching across southern Arizona

Tony Paniagua spoke to one rancher impacted by the dry conditions.

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin

The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future.

As more move to Arizona, what “smart growth” looks like

A discussion with Arizona Republic digital opinions editor Joanna Allhands.

Gila topminnow repopulate native waters

A tiny, endangered native fish is making a comeback in the Santa Cruz River.

Surveys aim to track trash making it into the Santa Cruz River

The Sonoran Institute is leading an effort to quantify the trash ending up in the river with the hope of eventually reducing it.

Western states chart diverging paths as water shortages loom

Drought and dwindling supply are creating stress on the western water-sharing system

Borderlands groups submit list of wall sections prioritized for removal

One of the most comprehensive outlines so far lists roughly 70 miles of wall segments across the Borderlands.

Arizona seeks to create surface water protections after Clean Water Act rollback

The legislation aims to fill the gap left by the rollback of federal protections, but not everyone is pleased with the current proposal.

In rapidly warming Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

A new round of talks could define how the river system adapts to a changing climate for the next generation.

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