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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.

Monitor: Pima County is Drought-Free, for Now

The spell will not last long as the temperatures rise.

Senate Committee Approves $20M for Pinal Wells

The proposal was revived after being killed in the House.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

Why the Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell the Full Story

With another deadline passed, a look at the paths leading to a completed drought contingency plan for Colorado River states.

New Deadline for Drought Contingency Plan Approaching

Why the plan Arizona passed in January fell short of expectations.

Tucson Water Filters Out Firefighting Chemicals

The director said the solution used existing filters to reduce perfluorinated compounds.

The Drought Plan and Water Conservation

As the second and final deadline looms, we revisit the drought contingency plan with a focus on water conservation.

Bill That Nearly Scuttled Drought Plan Shelved

The Arizona House Speaker pulled the bill after a lengthy hearing.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

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

Experts: Southwestern US Sees Some Drought Relief

Though climate scientists warn recent moisture isn't enough to relieve worries over the long-term water supply.

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.

Not So Fast on the Drought Plan: State and Feds Disagree

Federal officials said Arizona did not make the deadline.

Roundtable: Government Reopening, Water Conservation, New AZ Republican Chair

Plus, Southern Arizona journalists ask, "Is bipartisanship truly a priority in the Arizona Legislature?"

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