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Water to Keep Flowing to Arizona, Nevada from Colorado River, for Now

Despite record lows at Lake Mead, states aren't facing cutbacks in 2017

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was rescued from this car after it was washed off a road on the near north side of Tucson.

Rain Subsides, But Flooding, Dangerous Conditions Ongoing

Pima County Supervisor Bronson pulled from submerging car in north side wash.

Curb-to-curb rain runoff on East University Boulevard in Tucson in Aug. 9, 2016 rainstorm.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect in Tucson Metro Area Tuesday

Streets flooded throughout area; authorities advise staying indoors, using caution.

Botteri's sparrow is found mostly in Mexico but its habitat extends into small parts of southeast Arizona and Texas.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

How Much Carbon in Forests? Answer May Fund Restoration

New methodology would bolster sustainability efforts, developers hope.

A driver tries to ford a flooded road.

Weather Service: More Rain Soon, Drying Out by Week's End

The ground is saturated, causing flooding throughout Tucson Tuesday.

Drought May Hurt Female Trees More than Males: NAU Study

Male cottonwood, willow, juniper trees function better than females under stress.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Volunteers contribute time & effort to one of Tucson Clean & Beautiful's many tree planting campaigns.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

2011 has been designated as the international year of the bat, and there are concerted efforts to inform the public about the importance of these creatures.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Scarab or figeater beetles are common during the Sonoran desert's hot summer months when they come out to eat and breed.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Water levels at the Colorado River basin.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.

National Parks at 100: Will Next Century Diversify Visitors?

Programs in the works to get more people of color, younger Americans to visit parks.

Agua Caliente Park Pond #1 July 2016

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

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