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Hydropower customers could pay extra fees

Federal law requires fees be paid whether or not dams are generating power.

Tucson willing to give up some Colorado River water

The Mayor and Council are looking at how to take stress off Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

For this summer's water forecast, climate experts are looking back to winter

Snow is the key to water in Arizona and other the Colorado River Basin states.

Making the most of water in Tucson

As the monsoon approaches, The Buzz focuses on rainwater harvesting.

Voters in Willcox Basin will decide water management future of the area in November

The Cochise County Elections Department certified that the county-based group Arizona Water Defenders collected enough signatures for a ballot measure.

Federal government rolls out ‘extraordinary actions’ to prop up Lake Powell

Water levels in Lake Powell are the lowest they have ever been and still dropping.

Sahuarita to partner with growing water management company

The mayor and council decided against using eminent domain to block the company from acquiring infrastructure in town.

Colorado River basin give approval to proposed water cutbacks

The plan would cut flows to Arizona, Nevada and California by 480,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply more than half a million homes for a year.

Ducey desalination proposal carries hefty price tag

Experts think it will cost $60 million a year to operate.

Lake Powell is critically low, and still shrinking. Here’s what happens next

The future of the reservoir is largely uncertain, but climate science and recent actions by the government are providing some hints as to what might happen in the near future.

Interior Department considers emergency cutbacks to water supplies

Reductions would be felt most sharply in Central Arizona.

Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site

An Indigenous nation in Sonora held a historic gathering last year to demand water for their communities on the Sea of Cortez. Now, they’re meeting again. This time in honor of their ancestors.

Judge rejects arbitration for Tucson water rate dispute

The county is suing to reverse the rate increase, claiming it is discriminatory.

U.S. Senate committee hears 2 bills on tribal water rights in Arizona

CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores said her tribe has already helped to stave off the effects of a historic drought by fallowing its fields and taking other measures.

Capacity at Lake Powell continues to shrink

A high-tech combination of aerial and underwater radar found that the reservoir can hold 7% less water than when it was built.

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