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When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow?

Researchers are trying to understand the impacts to water sources from large fires.

National Weather Service: Dryness defined 2020 in Southwest

Record or near-record dryness across Arizona and the region

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

State unveils draft legislation to create surface water protections

The process comes after the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act protections.

State works to clean up chemical pollutants in Tucson water supply

ADEQ is addressing PFAS contamination of Tucson backup groundwater wells.

Enviro groups win bid for evidence on approval for Vigneto housing development

A judge ordered FWS to produce documents related to political interference that greenlit a huge housing development.

2020 delivers setbacks for some long-planned Western water projects

Long-planned projects have run into roadblocks.

State shares framework for new surface water quality protections

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is working on regulations to fill the gap left by changes to the Clean Water Act.

DHS marks milestone as wall construction severs wildlife corridors

New border wall construction is nearly done in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in Arizona.

As Western fires burn, focus narrows on forest management. But it’s easier said than done

Correcting the mistakes of the past is tougher than it sounds, as managers work to get ahead of coming wildfires and learn from previous ones.

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

For the West’s drinking water, wildfire concerns linger long after smoke clears

For municipal drinking water systems, fires are felt for years after they’re snuffed out.

Latest lawsuit against Fort Huachuca over San Pedro water use seeks documents

A conservation group has again sued over what it says is a failure to protect the river and its dependent species.

O'odham-led demonstration blocks highway north of Arizona-Sonora border crossing

Demonstrations against border wall construction on ancestral Indigenous land continue despite Quitobaquito closure.

After Clean Water Act change, uncertainty reigns over water protections

The Trump administration's revision of which waterways are protected creates regulatory uncertainty, especially in arid places.

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