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A 2013 photo of the Tres Rios wetlands, a reclaimed part of the Salt, Gila and Agua Fria rivers that is now teeming with wildlife. Tres Rios is one of the projects named in a bill creating a $150 million fund for local water projects in Arizona, with the first $900,000 being released for a Pascua Yaqui irrigation project.

$900,000 from an Army Corps of Engineers fund dedicated to water infrastructure projects in Arizona will be used to bring water to the tribe’s lands for irrigation, the first fruits of a successful effort last year by members of the state’s congressional delegation to win $150 million in federal funding for water projects around the state. Read more»

Colorado water managers and ski resorts use remote cloud seeding generators like this one to boost a storm’s snowfall. This year Vail Resorts cut its $300,000 program, leaving some water managers worried it could result in decreased snowpack and streamflows

Money problems have forced Vail Resorts to pull this winter’s funding for its cloud seeding program — the longest-running in the state at 44 years — potentially reducing the amount of water flowing down the Colorado River this spring. Read more»

Lake Mead showing the effects of drought in this file photo.

Arizona officials said Tuesday it is time to end the “gentleman’s agreement” currently governing states’ use of water from Lake Mead and instead put tougher restrictions into law. Read more»

Interviews with Jim Kuliesh, president of the Alliance of Construction Trades, developer Richard Studwell, Republican strategist Sam Stone, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, along with Central Arizona Project GM David Modeer, and Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times. Read more»

An interview with Rick Myers, chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, along with Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman, David Modeer, head of the Central Arizona Project, and UA Valley fever researcher Dr. Joseph Tabor. Read more»

The trailhead, located near the southeast corner of the intersection of Sandario and Mile Wide Roads within the Central Arizona Project corridor, provides access to the canal trail that is being developed, according to the county Parks and Recreation website.

Pima County is planning a new recreational trail—open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders—along the Central Arizona Project canal west of Tucson. Read more»

The Gila River, running beside Larry Barney’s ranch, is prone to floods.

Lack of funding for staffing is threatening the Arizona Water Protection Fund, which provides grants to landowners to protect against flooding damage from the Gila River. Read more»

A Central Arizona Project canal.

How can Arizona water policy sustain an arid state for the next 100 years? Read more» 1

We've got a newsmaker interview with David Modeer of the Central Arizona Project. Plus, Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet on her new book, "Ghost Lights." Read more»

To kick off the show, Bill talked with Carol Zimmerman, Pima County representative on the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors. Read more»

Buffelgrass blankets an area of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. Researchers say warming temperatures and fewer winter freezes are helping the invasive plant spread, posing a threat to saguaro cactuses and other native plants.

Arizona in the year 2100: Drought, plant invaders pose threats; From pines to prairie? Forests susceptible to fire, beetles; Rising temperatures threaten cities' air quality along with water supplies Read more»

Troy DeVos, director of real estate for Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp., shows desert landscaping at a new store in Tucson. QuikTrip volunteered to have its 12 new gas stations comply with a Tucson ordinance taking effect in June that will require new commercial developments to get at least half of the water needed for landscaping from rain.

Starting in June, a city ordinance that's the first of its kind in the nation will require all new commercial developments to obtain at least half of the water for landscaping from Tucson's annual rainfall of 11 to 12 inches. Read more»