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Federal officials say plan for water cuts from 3 Western states is enough to protect Colorado River

The U.S. Department of the Interior said in a statement that the risk of reaching critically low water elevations at Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the river's two key reservoirs, has gone down substantially.

Tap water is cheap. Maybe too cheap.

That means big spending and costs that will get passed along to the millions of people who use that water in sinks, showers and sprinklers.

New Colorado River rules will be hard to agree on

A new report shows just how tricky it could be.

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

Water conservation measures announced for Grand Canyon National Park

Park officials said the water saving measures were effective immediately as crews cannot pump water from Roaring Springs to the South Rim to replenish water stores.

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

The musical passion of Kid Congo Powers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Carlone on his new film exploring Tucson's punk rock past; and how the community of Bisbee is working to support wildlife in cooperation with the Arizona Wildlife Federation.

Federal Funding Helps Restore Southwest Wetlands

$481,000 will go towards combating invasive species of bullfrogs.

Western states will not lose as much Colorado River water in 2024, despite long-term challenges

Bountiful snowfall and rain last winter pulled much of the region out of drought this spring and raised water levels at key reservoirs.

Federal officials plan to announce 2024 cuts along the Colorado River. Here's what to expect

The river provides water for seven U.S. states, 29 Native American tribes and two states in Mexico.

UA project builds climate resilience through food

The project uses climate analog modeling to predict future climate conditions in a given region by comparing it to places that already have those qualities today.

The extreme heat wave that blasted the Southwest is abating with late arriving monsoon rains

Forecasters expect that by Monday at the latest, people in metro Phoenix will begin seeing high temperatures under 110 degrees.

Arizona ranks among top 10 states for clean energy jobs & projects, report finds

Recent report finds Arizona stands out as one of the top 10 states for clean energy jobs and projects, benefiting from $8.3 billion in private investments since the implementation of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.

The "Barbenheimer" Experience Arrives in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Using a natural desert resource in a new way; and ""Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast".

Phoenix scorches at 110 for 19th straight day, breaking big US city records in global heat wave

The city's record streak of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius) or more stood out even amid sweltering temperatures across the globe.

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