Western Water News

Water Policy Council Recommends Improvements to Arizona's Groundwater Management
November 30, 2023 — Water Policy Council delivers recommendations to Governor Hobbs.
A Ridgway’s Rail swims in a wetland, reeds and tall grass reflected in the water.
Cocopah Indian Tribe Secures $5.5 Million for Habitat Restoration in the Colorado River Delta
November 15, 2023 — Audubon partners with Cocopah Tribe to bring more resources to key riparian area.
Groundwater in Coconino County event in Flagstaff
Groundwater in Coconino County
October 27, 2023 — Event in Flagstaff highlights importance of Arizona’s groundwater and discussed ways to manage and protect it.
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Wilson’s Phalaropes and their Journey from Canada to Argentina
September 25, 2023 — Key stopovers at Great Salt Lake and Mono Lake allow for 10000 mile migrations.
Horseshoe Reservoir: An Opportunity to Restore 
September 25, 2023 — Audubon StoryMap explores riverside habitat rehabilitation options within footprint of reservoir on the Verde River 
Living on a Smaller Colorado River Water Supply
September 25, 2023 — Arizona, California, and Nevada are proving they can live with less.
A landscape of a river.
Audubon Provides Water to Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Stretch to Protect Birds, Fish, and Communities
August 31, 2023 — Through partnerships, Audubon helps to keep the Rio Grande alive in town.
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A Migrating Cuckoo Named Hummus Makes a Tasty Case for Land Conservation
August 31, 2023 — On its international journey south, one federally threatened bird has passed through at least six protected areas.
Arizona Grants $145 Million to Promote Water Savings
August 22, 2023 — Funds will support innovative water metering, agricultural improvements, and turf replacement initiatives.
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The Colorado River is Unpredictable, but its Policies and Management Shouldn’t Be
August 22, 2023 — Audubon weighs in on federal decisions in the short and long-term.