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Ex-Reclamation commissioner to head CAP

Burman led the Bureau of Reclamation from 2017 to early 2021 under the Trump administration.

Feds want the ability to cut back on Colorado River reservoir releases over the next two years

On Friday, the Interior Department began the process of revising existing guidelines for water management in the Colorado River basin.

Lower Colorado River reservoir evaporation the focus of new analysis

If implemented in its current form, the proposal would translate to significant cutbacks for users in Nevada, Arizona, and California.

Iconic Strong Arm was one of many saguaros killed by climate change, deadly bacteria

For close to two centuries, Strong Arm stood sentinel over the Tortolita Preserve near Marana.

Tempe plans to reopen long dormant water reclamation plant amid grinding drought

The recession caused its closure but the drought is changing plans.

Tucson gives up some CAP water for cash

City will still get its daily need, but less surplus.

State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights

Hualapai tribal land in northwestern Arizona borders 100 miles of the Colorado River, but the tribe can't draw from it.

Water managers see promise in recycling sewage

It could be a solution for the shrinking Colorado River

Climate tool brings the bad news

Advocates hope that brings good outcomes

The Buzz: A strong monsoon brings road closures and floods

Why does some infrastructure get overwhelmed by above-average summer rain?

Monsoon madness reaches final weeks

Amateur forecasters are predicting Southwest rainfall totals for the second straight year.

Tucson to require EV chargers at many new homes, businesses

Cost is an issue as inflation continues.

As Lake Powell's water level declines, what is emerging in Glen Canyon?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The King of Sting" talks monsoons and insects; Author and illustrator Adam Rex on being "Writer in Residence" at the library; and a Medieval marital dispute -- over a video game -- from "Stories That Soar!".

No firm new deadline for Colorado River basin states’ conservation plans

The seven states that rely on the river blew past an August 16 deadline without a plan to conserve 2 to 4 million acre-feet of water.

Tucson Water plans for future

The utility held a town hall after Colorado River cuts announced.

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