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December has arrived but in much of the West, snowfall has not

In most of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, snowpack is only around a quarter or a third of normal.

Drought monitors paint a bleak picture for the Colorado River

Four metrics are used to track drought, and they paint a bleak picture

Infrastructure bill includes billions of dollars for Western water projects

$300 million will help implement drought contingency plans in the Colorado River Basin.

US agency decides against flooding Grand Canyon amid drought

Agency officials said opening the bypass tubes at the Glen Canyon Dam would have reduced the elevation of Lake Powell at a time when it's at historic lows.

Drought projections show steadily dropping reservoirs

New measurements for drought conditions in the West are delivering a grim long-term forecast in the Colorado River basin.

Oak Flat appeal heard in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Apache Stronghold's attorneys predict the court will rule on the case sometime next year. If favorable, it could pause the proposed mining project at the Apache sacred site.

$1.7M in Air Force funds go to Central Tucson PFAS project

Efforts to address the water contaminates via the project began in 2020.

Forecasters expect drier, warmer winter in Southwest

Drought conditions are expected to continue or worsen across Arizona over the coming months.

Vice president visits Lake Mead

Vice President Kamala Harris surveyed drought conditions and made a case for the Biden Administration’s infrastructure plans.

Ahead of hearing on Oak Flat, a 'spiritual convoy' travels to court

The nonprofit Apache Stronghold is traveling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California to try and block copper mining at the Apache sacred site.

New water year begins with most of the basin in drought

Forecasters think this year will bring “La Niña” conditions, which tends to mean a warmer and drier winter for the Southwest.

State stopped key groundwater monitoring, auditor general says

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has failed for years to monitor groundwater for pesticides and other contaminants, review found.

Projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

The U.S. government has released projections that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West.

Nalgene, the reusable water bottle company, helps fund clean water project in Navajo Nation

About 30% of people living on the Navajo Nation don't have running water. The Navajo Water Project is trying to change that.

Water agencies resolve Colorado River dispute

Dispute in California once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect the Colorado River.

Drought persists in Southwest despite summer rains

Forecasters predict hotter than normal temperatures and lower than normal snow and rain through the end of the year.

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