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Drought Hangover Likely to Deplete Spring Runoff, Report Says

Despite "OK" snowpack, the hot and dry conditions of 2018 put the Southwest in a drought hangover.

Ducey Aims for Bipartisan Tone in State of State

The governor led his speech with water and the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan.

Charting a New Course for Water Supply in the Southwest

Water managers in Colorado River Basin states spent much of 2018 working on drought contingency plans.

Trump Proposal Could Strip Arizona Waterways of Pollution Protections

Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could impact 96 percent of the state's waterways, official says.

Fear And Grieving in Las Vegas: Colorado River Managers Struggle With Water Scarcity

Water managers were supposed to finish drought contingency plans by the end of the year. They're likely to miss that deadline.

Development and the San Pedro

The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

Top Water Official Gives States Deadline for Colorado River Drought Deal

A final deal will require federal legislation and approval by the Arizona Legislature.

US States to Meet at Deadline on Colorado River Drought Plan

Arizona has been the holdout as the clock ticks on striking a deal for a contingency plan.

Study: US Groundwater Supply Falls Short of Estimations

Understanding the findings with UA hydrologist and researcher Jennifer McIntosh.

Shaping Arizona Water Policy in 2019

Vanessa Barchfield interviews incoming State House Speaker Russels Bowers.

Water Policy; Mexican President Inaugurated; OSIRIS-REx Arrives

Plus, understanding a nationwide study on the depletion of groundwater supplies.

Early Season Snow Delights Skiers, but the Drought is Far From Over

Experts say the bigger picture is more complicated, and is compounded by the effects of climate change.

A Surprise Choice in the Central Arizona Project Board Election

Republican April Pinger did not have a campaign website or respond to any questions from the Arizona Republic.

Tucson, Marana Suing Makers of Chemicals Found in Well Water

They seek damages for dealing with compounds called PFCs, which don't have established regulatory limits.

Three Things to Know About Colorado River Plans in the Works

Climate change is growing the gap between the river’s supply, and the demands in the communities that rely on it.

Impasse Over Who Loses Water, and How Much, Could Sink Arizona Drought Planning

A water dispute is playing out between Central Arizona cities, tribes and farms.

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