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Many western cities have been able to shrink their total water use in recent decades, even as their populations grew. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Water last week. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Brian Richter about how simple water conservation measures could be a cost-effective way to combat shortages in the Colorado River Basin.


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The U.S. Forest Service has accepted an application for a large development project near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It follows the rejection of a similar proposal in 2016. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part of the state.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park officials will keep the North Rim Campground closed to conserve water following a pump failure at Roaring Springs.

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Two environmental groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over illegal cattle grazing along the Verde River.

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