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Water permits for Saudi Arabia-owned farm in Arizona revoked

Attorney General Kris Mayes says her office discovered inconsistencies in the applications for the new wells for the company Fondomonte Arizona LLC.

EXPLAINER: What might Colorado River cuts mean for states?

In recent years, an imbalance between the river’s flows and how much water users are promised has forced federal officials to consider steps never taken before.

The Buzz: What's on the ballot in two special elections?

Cochise County and the City of Tucson voters will be asked to weigh in on issues around jails and electric utility upgrades

Without agreement among states, federal officials say Colorado River cuts are coming

Record low levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell prompted the federal government to look at how it might impose cuts to keep hydropower generation going at the nation’s largest reservoirs.

Tribe, US officials reach deal to save Colorado River water

The $233 million pact with the Gila River Indian Community, announced in Phoenix, was hailed as an example of the kind of cooperation needed to rescue the river.

Did spring come late this year?

The Southwest has experienced cooler and wetter conditions.

Supreme Court seems split in Navajo Nation water rights case

The justices weighed a dispute involving the federal government and the Navajo Nation’s quest for water from the drought-stricken Colorado River.

Feds want justices to end Navajo fight for Colo. River water

The tribe doesn't have enough water and says that the federal government is at fault.

The Buzz: How snowmelt affects Arizona's water supply

How much will a wet winter improve drought conditions around the state?

Was California consulted in recent Colorado River negotiations?

Leaders in other states disagree with that characterization.

Feds pause some Flaming Gorge water releases amid a snowy winter for the Colorado River

After states in the Colorado River's Upper Basin filed a request with the Bureau of Reclamation.

Proposed pause on reservoir releases prompts Arizona and Lower Basin states to respond

Those states essentially agreed with the idea of suspending water releases, but said water managers should wait a few months.

The Rockies are having a snowy winter, but not all of that water will make it to the Colorado River

A snowy January is not enough to overcome conditions caused by years of below-average moisture in the region.

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

The money will help carry out the agreements that define the tribes' rights to water from rivers and other sources and pay for pipelines, pumping stations, and canals that deliver it to reservations.

California holdout in agreement over Colorado River cuts

Six western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut their use.

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower than its current level.

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