The federal government officially declared a water shortage on the Colorado River this week, a historic move that comes as ongoing drought sends water levels on Lake Mead falling to historic lows.
The shortage means Arizona will see its share of water from the river slashed by 18% next year.
This week on Arizona 360, AZPM's Christopher Conover explains what the cuts will mean for Arizonans.
Tony Paniagua talks with a farmer preparing for a cutback in his water supply and concerned about the long-term sustainability of farming in Arizona.
Lorraine Rivera checks in with Pima County Health Dept. Director Dr. Theresa Cullen about COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and what people should know about the CDC’s recent recommendation that those with compromised immune systems get a third vaccine booster shot.
Rick Murray from the Arizona Small Business Association discusses how the state’s small businesses are navigating the pandemic.
And University of Arizona researcher Jason Jurjevich explains what the census reveals about changing demographics and growth in the state.