Republican and Democratic Leaders of the Arizona House are again eyeing the state's water supply as a major issue in the coming legislative session. 

Pocket Of Severe Drought Lingers Over Southwest US

Dec 31, 2019

Drought has yet to give up its hold over parts of the southwestern United States despite a series of storms that have brought rain and snow to the region in recent weeks.


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated three Arizona counties as natural disaster areas because of recent drought conditions.  Those counties are:  Coconino, Navajo and Apache.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

Thirsty wildlife around Arizona are getting help from the state.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The 2018 federal Farm Bill included several provisions to lessen the effects of persistent drought in the West, but they still haven’t gone into effect. Now, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is urging the Secretary of Agriculture to put them into practice. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.