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AB 356 could be "the most aggressive municipal water conservation measure that's been taken in the western United States."
The Nevada Independent
June 9, 2021, 9am PDT
As more and more people move to the suburbs blossoming in the Phoenix metro area, local water officials are increasingly concerned about the region's ability to keep up with demand.
High Country News
June 6, 2021, 7am PDT
Oakley, a small town in Summit County, Utah, has paused new development while it redraws its land use map and brings new water supply online.
Park Record
May 26, 2021, 9am PDT
The latest Bureau of Reclamation report on water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead trigger new drought contingencies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Upper Colorado River Commission
May 13, 2021, 8am PDT
With Arizona bearing the brunt of the first round of drought-induced water cuts, with more sure to follow, the Arizona State Legislature is looking over the horizon for potential solutions.
Mohave Valley Daily News
May 10, 2021, 9am PDT
As climate change heightens the risk of intense drought periods, a new framework can help scientists better understand the interconnected causes and effects of drought.
May 7, 2021, 8am PDT
The region has poured over a billion dollars into storage infrastructure and demand management policies in anticipation of worsening drought conditions.
Bloomberg Green+CityLab
May 5, 2021, 8am PDT
Arizona will lose one-fifth of its water allotment from the Colorado River in 2022 as cuts from the river's Drought Contingency Plan take effect.
Arizona Republic
April 27, 2021, 11am PDT
The effects of climate change are already cutting deeply into the lifeblood of the U.S. West—the Colorado River.
Arizona Republic
April 21, 2021, 8am PDT
The megadrought continues, with contingency plans differing by location.
April 15, 2021, 11am PDT
Despite the region's best efforts to conserve water, there's still a lot of grass in the Las Vegas that no one ever walks or plays on. That could change soon.
Associated Press
March 1, 2021, 11am PST
Critics of a controversial desalination project planned for Orange County claim Governor Newsom is pressuring officials to support the plant in spite of environmental concerns.
Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2021, 7am PST
A bill approved with bipartisan support by the Arizona State Legislature offers new incentives for water conservation.
Arizona Public Media
January 21, 2021, 11am PST
Signs of worsening drought conditions in the American West are triggering early actions for states that depend on water from the Colorado River.
December 24, 2020, 7am PST
It's time to recognize the interconnectedness of land use planning, water policy, and sustainability initiatives.
Water Foundation
November 10, 2020, 11am PST
A new book created by the Sonoran Institute explains how exploratory scenario planning can be useful to prepare for the uncertainty of water in the near- and long-term future.
Sonoran Institute
November 5, 2020, 11am PST
The Temperance Flat Reservoir Project might be falling too far behind schedule to maintain a huge chunk of state funding, according to reports.
Maven's Notebook
November 2, 2020, 10am PST
Regulation and incentivization helped cities in the Western United States keep water usage and population growth on opposite trend lines.
September 18, 2020, 7am PDT
The seven states of the Colorado River Compact usually stay out of each other's business once the water is divvied up, but in a surprising move, six of the compact states have signed a letter to raise concerns about Utah's pipeline plans.
September 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The battle for the future of Colorado River water, and whether it will be used for agriculture or new development, continues in Arizona.
Arizona Republic