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Why Phoenix Says It's Prepared For A Water-Strapped Future

This week, the federal government declared a Tier 1 shortage on the Colorado River for the first time in history.

It will largely affect farmers in Arizona, but the future is clear: We are looking at a drier, hotter climate where water will be a challenge.

But on the urban side of things, the city of Phoenix says it is built for drought — and ready for that future.

The Show spoke more about why with Phoenix Water Services Director Troy Hayes.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.