Should Colorado River water be used to grow alfalfa or subdivisions in the Phoenix metropolitan area? A pending water sale pits communities along the river against those of Queen Creek, population 50,000 and is setting the stage for future battles over the world’s most precious resource.
Producer/Editor: Vanessa Barchfield
Videographer: Jeff Landers, Martín Rubio
Editor: Mya Hoffman-Long
This story was supported by a grant from The Water Desk, an independent journalism initiative based at the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism.