The city's waterfront was housed junkyards and even a uranium mill. Now there's a brewery and townhomes, and a outdoor recreation park on the way.
Some researchers say our language needs to change as droughts become less temporary and more permanent.
Prosecutors say Santos Ramirez-Carrillo grew marijuana on federally owned land near the Colorado River.
Arizona is renewing a focus on a drought contingency plan for the shrinking supply of Colorado River water, and other Western states are paying close attention.
Projections show there's a chance that Lake Mead will fall low enough in 2020 to trigger cutbacks under agreements governing the system.
The Colorado River is expected to only carry 43 percent of the average amount of water into Lake Powell this year.
Officials in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah, who accused the Central Arizona Project of manipulating the water at the expense of others.
The so-called bug flows are part of a larger plan approved in late 2016 to manage operations at Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back Lake Powell.
John Fleck, director of the University of New Mexico Water Resources Program, says there are signs that years of work could be at risk.