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agriculture.arizona.gov

The agriculture industry is pushing back against efforts in Arizona to track the amount of water being drawn from large groundwater wells in rural areas.

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The Tusayan Town Council for the second time in recent years has submitted a road and utility easement plan to the Kaibab National Forest. If approved, the draft proposal could eventually open the door for a large development project near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Coconino National Forest

The Clean Water Act no longer applies to ephemeral streams which do not flow year round, due to a new rule from the Trump administration. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports on what that means for Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality estimates about 90 percent of the state’s waterways no longer have federal protection.

Visit-Prescott.com

A report commissioned by the City of Prescott finds it is pumping about as much water back into underground aquifers as it draws from them. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports as the city monitors its underground water supply, there’s one area where a big improvement could be made.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The Tusayan Town Council Thursday unanimously approved a road easement proposal that could eventually allow a large development project near the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tourism and residential plan would include thousands of hotel rooms along with restaurants, shops and other amenities.


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