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Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.

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Tucson's wacky weather in 2013

Tucson's wacky weather in 2013

Scorching days. Deep-freezing nights. Withering drought. Torrential rains. Snow in the desert.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

A once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park was filling up with monsoon rainwater as of Wednesday.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Recent rain and cooler weather have allowed the once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park to recover enough for wildlife.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is looking less like a mud flat and more like an inviting oasis once again.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Vast expanses of the main pond at Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson have dried up in the drought - and even 55,000 gallons of well water pumped daily into the spring-fed pond won't refill it, officials say.

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Main pond at Agua Caliente Park drying up

Main pond at Agua Caliente Park drying up

Vast expanses of the main pond at Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson have dried up in the drought — and even 55,000 gallons of well water pumped daily into the spring-fed pond won’t refill it, officials say.

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Colo. River tops list of endangered waterways

The Colorado River, the Southwest's troubled lifeblood, tops an environmental group's endangered-rivers list for the third time in 23 years.

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Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

The Central Arizona Project - this section is in Avra Valley - carries Colorado River water from Lake Mead toward Tucson. Officials say there is a 35 percent chance of the first CAP water shortage in history in 2016.

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Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another low-runoff year may herald CAP shortage

Another year of very low precipitation and snowpack in the Rocky Mountains has spurred another year of low runoff on the Colorado River - the 10th such year out of the past 14.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Charlotte Calhoun, left, and her brother, Colten, scout for interesting rocks in one of Sabino Canyon's clear pools. The children, from Coldwater, Mich., were in the canyon Tuesday - a good time to see the creek flow.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

The flow was strong enough Sunday to send water over the Sabino Dam, where some visitors were able to enjoy the sight and sound.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Sabino Creek, which was bone-dry for months due to an ongoing drought, is flowing again, thanks to runoff from melting snow in the Catalina Mountains.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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2012 was hottest year on record in US

WASHINGTON — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012.

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'12 in a dead heat for hottest year in Tucson records

'12 in a dead heat for hottest year in Tucson records

Despite several gully washers during the rainy season, Tucson received only 7.66 inches of rainfall this year, which is one reason for the heat.

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'12 in a dead heat for hottest year in Tucson records

'12 in a dead heat for hottest year in Tucson records

We're all too familiar with heat in these parts - but now we must warm up to the idea that 2012 is likely to tie the mark for the hottest year on record in Tucson.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson rainfall 3.74 inches below normal

Into each life some rain must fall - unless you've been living in Tucson in recent months.

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Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With the drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities say some ranchers have resorted to cutting neighbors' fences and stealing hay.

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Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

VAUGHN, N.M. - Petty crime and burglaries aren't unusual in New Mexico's isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected: grass.

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Feed costs spur big pig slaughter; pork price low now but will rise in '13

Feed costs spur big pig slaughter; pork price low now but will rise in '13

There's a good chance these pigs are on their way to the slaughterhouse. Crop damage from the worst U.S. drought since 1956 sent corn prices surging to a record last month and may mean losses of about $44 a head for hog farmers in the fourth quarter, the most since 1998, Purdue University es…

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