Southwest

Water

How new Colorado River cuts will impact states, residents – Associated Press

Arizona and Nevada residents won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages. But U.S. officials announced Tuesday there will be less water available next year for them from the river that serves 40 million people in the West and Mexico and a farm industry worth billions

Wildfires

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California – Associated Press

Photo: The Pipeline Fire outside of Flagstaff The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. Roughly 2,500 homes have been evacuated because of two wildfires burning on the outskirts of

Weather

Phoenix, Vegas, Denver post records amid Southwest heat wave – Associated Press

Photo: A pair of mid-day hikers pose for a picture in the hole in the rock at Papago Park, Phoenix Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and California’s Death Valley all posted record temperatures on Saturday, as dangerous heat swept across the American Southwest. The National Weather Service in Phoenix reported a temperature of 114 degrees Fahrenheit

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