Arizona still in a mega-drought

Arizona’s in the midst of perhaps the worst drought in 1,200 years, regardless of the blessings of a relatively normal winter, according to study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.

Salt, Verde watersheds may prove less vulnerable to drought

Arizona’s already hot and dry. So if it gets hotter and drier – we’re toast. Right? Well, not necessarily – leastwise, not on the Salt and Verde watersheds.

America’s longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it’s bound to happen again.

Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin.

Supercharged by climate change, ‘megadrought’ points to drier future in the West

Global warming turned what would have been a moderate 19-year drought into one of the most severe 'Megadroughts' of the last 1200 years.

As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks

Climate change and unregulated wells are depleting the West’s groundwater reserves.

Using The Loop to go back in time

The Cultural Walk reminds us that we are newcomers, just the latest arrivals in a long line of people who have found refuge and made a home in the Sonoran Desert. The informational plaques explain that the Hohokam arrived in the 1100s. Yet even they were far from the first to make this valley their home. People have been residing here for almost 4,000 years.