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What the megadrought could mean for Arizona's water future

The Show recently covered  new data that show the current megadrought the western United States is experiencing is the worst it’s been in 1,200 years.

The study says the current drought does not show signs of ending in the next few years, and that at least some of what’s happening is the result of human-caused climate change.

What does that mean for Arizona’s future?

Sharon Megdal is director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. And the conventional wisdom among a number of people in her field is that these findings are not much of a surprise. The Show spoke with Megdal to learn her reaction to the news — and what she expects to come.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.