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June 29th was the last day on the job for Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Executive Director Charles Flynn.  Flynn was honored this week during the annual meeting of Visit Yuma for his impact on the community.  KAWC's Kim Johnson was there and has details.....

In his 19 years on the job Flynn is credited with being the catalyst for Yuma's reconnection with the Colorado River.  He says when he arrived in Yuma it was a river city with no river access, but he says he knew people here wanted that to change.....

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A World War II veteran recently visited Yuma to see how his uncle’s memory is being honored—through an exhibit at the Yuma Territorial Prison.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Is Tech the Answer to Yuma Water Woes?

Apr 11, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

In Yuma, Arizona, the Colorado River is not what it was.  For thousands of years, its raging water deposited rich soil in the delta, creating one of the most verdant agricultural areas in the world.  Today, the river flow is 1 percent of what it was a century ago, but agriculture continues to thrive even as the water needed to maintain it dwindles due to over-allocation and drought. 

International Water Conference Continues in Yuma

Jan 26, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

An international waterfront conference is taking place in Yuma through the weekend.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

International Waterfront Conference Comes to Yuma

Jan 25, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Starting today, Yuma will host an international waterfront conference. Yuma will be one of the smallest cities to host the conference, and it’s a big deal for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett explains…

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