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Above-Average Snowpack Improves Colorado River Reservoir Levels

It's good news for Arizona water this year, but doesn't reverse nearly two decades of drought in the Colorado River Basin.

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The president announced his approval following a bipartisan effort to move it through Congress.

In Colorado River’s Final Hundred Miles, Small Signs of Life Return

In recent years, the U.S. and Mexico have begun committing resources to restore portions of the final hundred miles of the dried-out delta.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Five Years Later, Effects of Colorado River Pulse Flow Still Linger

While many effects were short-lived, it had a lasting impact on the imaginations of those connected to the river delta.

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The bipartisan bill passed with no opposition following two years of negotiations.

Challenges Facing Arizona Farmers as Need to Conserve Water Intensifies

A discussion with UA Cooperative Extension's Jeff Silvertooth.

Arizona Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Finalize Drought Plan

The DCP Authorization Act outlines how states propose to manage water from the Colorado River in the future.

Conservation Groups Sue to Block Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine

The groups claim the Army Corps of Engineers illegally issued a permit to the owners of the mine.

Bipartisan Drought Plan Legislation Coming to Congress 'Very Soon'

The drought contingency plan needs congressional approval before it can become law of the river.

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage

But federal officials are quick to remind that one wet winter won’t solve the Southwest’s structural water problems.

Monitor: Pima County is Drought-Free, for Now

The spell will not last long as the temperatures rise.

Senate Committee Approves $20M for Pinal Wells

The proposal was revived after being killed in the House.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

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