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Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

A new book sheds light on mistakes of the past while Arizona gears up for the next round of negotiations.

Colorado River water forecast lower than normal despite snowpack

The forecast is mostly due to hot and dry weather in the fall that left soils parched across the region.

The great white whale, sighted in Tucson!

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with ecologist Brad Lancaster; and the series "Youth Crossing Gender Borders" begins.

Proposed Clean Water Act changes will mean uncertainty, loss of protections for Arizona waterways

The Trump administration is implementing a new rule defining which waterways are regulated under the act.

Video shows groundwater pumping for border wall near Quitobaquito Springs

Conservationists worry pumping will harm a rare and critical desert water source.

Interior secretary announces study impacting Colorado River water talks

States are set to begin negotiations next year over a new set of agreements about the river's future.

Conservation groups challenge U.S. Army, USFWS over harm to San Pedro River

Conservationists say Fort Huachuca covered up an internal report on its groundwater pumping effects.

Poll finds division and common ground in what Arizonans care about

State residents placed issues like water and education among their highest priorities.

Biosphere 2 drought study continues

The water was shut off to the rainforest biome for a multiweek measurement of dry conditions.

East side development renews concerns about water and growth

Members of the City Council say it's time for the state to pitch in with CAP water.

Historically left out, Colorado River tribes call for more sway in Western water talks

With the drought plan done, some tribal leaders say their water rights can’t be ignored any longer.

New analysis spells out serious legal risk to Colorado River water users

As climate change continues to sap the river’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies.

Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Border wall construction continues across sensitive lands in Arizona

Contractors are working on new border wall east of Douglas, which will cross the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge.

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

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