drought

Arizona is out of drought for the first time in nearly 10 years.

Penn Newhard

An above average winter for snowfall in the Rockies could mean a reprieve for an upcoming water shortage declaration among the Colorado River basin states. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports:

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This time last year, officials across the state were on high alert for fire danger following one of the driest winters on record in the Southwest. Now, fire managers in northern Arizona are cautiously optimistic after months of precipitation and a healthy high-elevation snowpack. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Coconino National Forest Deputy Fire Staff Officer James Pettit about what officials are anticipating as the region enters what’s typically the driest and warmest months.


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Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.

A California irrigation district has filed a legal challenge to a plan designed to protect a water source that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.

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