From efforts to establish an AMA in the Upper San Pedro River basin to regulating groundwater throughout the state, rural Arizonan water users face increasing scrutiny.
California's Water Board orders BlueTriton to cease certain water-bottling activities due to unauthorized water diversions in Strawberry Canyon.
Monsoon rains have aided Utah's water resources, but the shrinking Great Salt Lake faces environmental and financial challenges, drawing global attention.
The EPA announced new Clean Water Act Section 401 rules last week that bolster state and tribal authority over water quality impacts from federal projects.
Over-pumping of groundwater in the US Southwest is causing large fissures, signaling a looming water crisis according to some experts.
Last week, the Department of Interior approved $50.6M for wetland conservation, benefiting over 106,600 acres across the U.S. for birds and habitats.