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Lawsuit challenges northern Arizona fracking leases

Conservation groups say the BLM violated laws by not conducting environmental reviews or consulting tribes.

Sahuarita residents urged to boil water

E. coli bacteria were detected in some samples of the drinking water.

A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

For years, Nogales residents have suffered from water contamination that stems from the wastewater line.

Santa Cruz River project means coordination between water infrastructure managers

New water released into the Santa Cruz River means the city and county are working together on issues like flooding and wastewater.

Arizona senators propose drought bill

The bipartisan bill aims to help water utilities plan for dry future

Initial flow for Santa Cruz River project goes beyond expectations

The project pumping reclaimed water into a section of river near downtown saw water reach farther downriver than predicted.

Native Arizona fish finds new home in Tucson's Mission Garden

Last week, one of Arizona’s most historically prolific native fish was introduced into some new habitat at the Mission Garden.

Tucson reviving a stretch of the Santa Cruz River

Tucson Water is putting water back into the Santa Cruz River near downtown.

How much water is in the San Pedro? Every year, volunteers seek to find out

More than 100 volunteers spent last weekend tracking the presence of intermittent water in the river.

Tucson City Council opposes proposed Interstate 11

A resolution lays out the environmental and economic reasons for the opposition.

Utah presses forward with pipeline plans despite Colorado River Basin constraints

The pipeline would be like dipping a 140-mile straw into Lake Powell halfway across the state.

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

An abundance of snowmelt is rushing into the Colorado River, the Rio Grande and other waterways after a desperately dry 2018.

Supervisor Elias stresses importance of Clean Water Act to Senate committee

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias about the importance of the Clean Water Act in the desert Southwest.

Dams could protect ranchers from climate change's drought, but could they also contribute to it?

Wyoming is moving forward on building or expanding several reservoirs on the Green River, a main branch of the Colorado River.

On stressed Colorado River, states test how many more diversions watershed can bear

The river is running short on water, and this is pushing some states to tap into every available drop before things get worse.

Arizona plans for drought contingency plan impacts

Water managers are preparing for a future with less Colorado River water.

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