Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Prescott National Forest

Smoke from the Rafael Fire burning southwest of Flagstaff continues to impact local communities.

Arizona Department of Water Resources

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation this week to establish new clean water rules, following a rollback of federal protections for ephemeral waterways last year. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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State environmental regulators will require owners of a uranium mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to apply for more stringent water protection permit that will likely allow additional oversight. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

  

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Grand Canyon National Park officials have limited visitation and water use at Phantom Ranch as they overhaul a wastewater treatment facility. It comes more than two years after park and state officials agreed to upgrade the aging system. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


State officials are warning about elevated mercury levels in a species of fish at a Williams-area lake.

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