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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.

Arizona restricts farming to protect groundwater supply

The Arizona Department of Water Resources this week put a limit on the amount of land that can be watered, designating the Hualapai Valley as an irrigation non-expansion area.

US Senate advances water bills for tribes in Arizona

The bills now head to the U.S. House.

ADEQ to test all small water systems for PFAS

An EPA grant will allow the state to test water from 1,200 providers.

More questions than answers at Colorado River water meetings

Talk at sessions Wednesday and Thursday has focused on cooperation between users to solve shortages.

The Buzz: Looking back on 2022

Newsworthy interviews and topics that we addressed this year.

Preserving parts of Cochise County's water future

In November, voters split on future management of two major basins.

San Carlos Apache agree to lease water for Arizona community

Without the agreement the town would have no water.

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