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The Buzz: Arizona's abandoned mines

Many groups look to locate, seal and clean up old mines, which likely number in the hundreds of thousands.

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.

Water report suggests diversification for Arizona agriculture

It's in response to mandatory Colorado River cutbacks triggered by drought.

Lake Powell drops to a new record low as feds scramble to prop it up

The reservoir is currently about 22% full, and is expected to keep declining until around May.

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.

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.

AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

They largely include communication among water officials in Arizona and California, the major users in the river's Lower Basin.

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.

The Buzz: Arizona and snow

While non-rain precipitation is rare in the deserts, it's not uncommon for the mountains to get feet of snow each year.

Neighbors sue Arizona city to restore water cut in drought

Homeowners in Rio Verde Foothills, located in unincorporated Maricopa County, sued Scottsdale, demanding that access to the city's water supply be restored.

Vertical farm in Avondale promotes sustainability, technology, water conservation

It uses uses 99% less water than a traditional farm and grows seasonal produce year round – all without soil or anyone driving a tractor.

New Tucson 80 year water master plan implements rainwater harvesting

The first draft is not expected until September this year.

Biden signs water bills benefiting 3 tribes in Arizona

President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday giving leasing authority to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, whose reservation tracks its namesake on the Arizona-California border.

SRP researches cloud seeding in White Mountains to create snow amid historic drought

The state also helps fund cloud seeding programs in Colorado meant to increase flows into the Colorado River.

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