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Map of the Rio Grande

Rio Grande-Bravo Outlook May 2016

April 29, 2016

Forecasts in July favor average to below-average precipitation and above-average temperatures in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin region.

Southwest Climate Outlook April 2016

April 21, 2016

Over the past 30 days, above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation continued across most of the Southwest. This pattern was in place for the last 90 days (Fig. 1), due in large part to a ridge of high pressure that diverted moisture away from the region and helped keep temperatures high and humidity low. March 2016 precipitation totals were much below average or even record dry, in most of Arizona and New Mexico (Fig. 2a), while temperatures were among the 10 warmest for the period in each state (Fig. 2b). 

The UA's Karletta Chief (left) and Janene Yazzie make their team's presentation for the Haury challenge grant.

Toxic-Spill Researchers Win $600K Haury Grant

April 20, 2016

A team led by UA professors Karletta Chief and Paloma Beamer has won the first challenge grant from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.