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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The U.S. Department of the Interior has launched a new federal water conservation program. The agency will work with private groups to encourage habitat health and water-use efficiency. 


US Department of Interior

The public comment period is open for a proposed pipeline that would carry water from Lake Powell to southern Utah.


Melissa Sevigny

The U.S. Forest Service signed a decision yesterday to begin restoration work on 15,000 acres of forest near the City of Williams.

Melissa Sevigny

The first comprehensive study in decades of the world’s aquifers found that most groundwater doesn’t renew itself in the span of a human lifetime.


Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic

The Antiquities Act gives the President of the United States power to declare national monuments. A bill sponsored by Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants to limit that presidential authority, which has been in place for more than 100 years. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Melissa Sevigny

A study published last week identifies regions where climate change is likely to imperil the water supply. The Colorado River Basin is high on the list.  


Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP

Livestock will again be able to use the San Juan River now that Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the river is safe again.

Watering activity was suspended in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill in southern Colorado in August.

The Gallup Independent reports that the Navajo Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Program advised the president that the river was safe for livestock based on samples collected from the river.

NPS

The Grand Canyon is listed as a Park in Peril according to the National Parks Conservation Association. That’s because a proposed development near the park threatens water sources on the South Rim of the canyon. Arizona Public Radio’ Ryan Heinsius reports. 


DONOVAN QUINTERO/NAVAJO TIMES

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request by the Navajo Nation for an emergency declaration following the Gold King Mine spill. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Governor Doug Ducey recently announced a new water initiative for Arizona. It’s designed to address the possibility of future shortages for the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


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