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Tucson Riverbed Clearing Underway

The Santa Cruz and Rillito channels are being readied for monsoon rains.

Discussion Looks to Future Colorado River Negotiations

With the drought contingency plan on the books, water leaders are starting to think about what's next.

Sustaining the San Pedro River

A panel in Bisbee discusses the present and future of Southern Arizona's last large, free-flowing river.

Local Water Utilities Fight Unregulated Contaminants

While the EPA weighs regulating the chemicals, Tucson and Marana Water are moving ahead with treatment.

Above-Average Snowpack Improves Colorado River Reservoir Levels

It's good news for Arizona water this year, but doesn't reverse nearly two decades of drought in the Colorado River Basin.

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The president announced his approval following a bipartisan effort to move it through Congress.

In Colorado River’s Final Hundred Miles, Small Signs of Life Return

In recent years, the U.S. and Mexico have begun committing resources to restore portions of the final hundred miles of the dried-out delta.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Five Years Later, Effects of Colorado River Pulse Flow Still Linger

While many effects were short-lived, it had a lasting impact on the imaginations of those connected to the river delta.

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The bipartisan bill passed with no opposition following two years of negotiations.

Challenges Facing Arizona Farmers as Need to Conserve Water Intensifies

A discussion with UA Cooperative Extension's Jeff Silvertooth.

Arizona Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Finalize Drought Plan

The DCP Authorization Act outlines how states propose to manage water from the Colorado River in the future.

Conservation Groups Sue to Block Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine

The groups claim the Army Corps of Engineers illegally issued a permit to the owners of the mine.

Bipartisan Drought Plan Legislation Coming to Congress 'Very Soon'

The drought contingency plan needs congressional approval before it can become law of the river.

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage

But federal officials are quick to remind that one wet winter won’t solve the Southwest’s structural water problems.

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