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When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

Reviving the Santa Cruz River: A decade of clean waters and ecological resurgence

From stagnation to splendor: How wastewater innovation breathed life back into a desert oasis

Major housing development backs out shortly after San Pedro is assigned water rights

Developer Castle and Cooke pulled the plug on a subdivison that would have added just shy of 7,000 homes

Hobbs Terminates Fondomonte Lease to Protect Arizona Water

Critics of Fondomonte LLC say the company has been allowed to exploit Arizona’s water laws.

Douglas AMA management goal under review, workshops ahead for management plan

ADWR officals say that those with non-exempt wells must apply for a grandfathered right by March 1 in order to continue legally withdrawing groundwater from the basin

Water and Copper: How mining's history follows Arizona's feelings about water use in the state

Mining was Arizona's first billion-dollar industry. As we consider our state's economic drivers and their water use, we ask not only how much water goes into mining but what its aftermath does to water.

Water conservation measures announced for Grand Canyon National Park

Park officials said the water saving measures were effective immediately as crews cannot pump water from Roaring Springs to the South Rim to replenish water stores.

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

Art is Rachel Ivanyi's first language.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How do YOU pronounce "Sahuarita"?, and a profile of Brad Lancaster, water harvester.

Grand Canyon officials warn E. coli has been found in water near Phantom Ranch

Park authorities said visitors should not consume any water in that area without boiling it first.

The Buzz: Previewing Season 2 of Tapped

AZPM's podcast about water returns with a season focusing on how we get water from where it is to where we want it.

When dams break

As our infrastructure ages, what can happen when structures that are often massive give way?

Vana Dee Lewis wants you to know you are "#WORTHY."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: From Odyssey Storytelling, Ana Montanez shares a story about discovering inner strength, and Gabriel Dozal on his book "The Border Simulator."

Western states will not lose as much Colorado River water in 2024, despite long-term challenges

Bountiful snowfall and rain last winter pulled much of the region out of drought this spring and raised water levels at key reservoirs.

Federal officials plan to announce 2024 cuts along the Colorado River. Here's what to expect

The river provides water for seven U.S. states, 29 Native American tribes and two states in Mexico.

Ballot question to remove Douglas AMA is thrown out

Cochise County officials said a lawsuit brought by the EDF forced the decision.

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