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Recent federal policy changes have stripped many beloved Arizona waterways from protection, putting them at risk of pollution and construction. The map below features a sampling of the rivers, creeks and lakes that may no longer be protected. Are any of these places special to you? Explore our map and share your story.

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In Arizona, water means everything. Our rivers, creeks and lakes sustain all living beings in the Grand Canyon State. Tell us a fond memory or what you love about one the rivers or streams in the dropdown list below. (Your stories may be shared on this webpage or with legislators to demonstrate how important it is to #ProtectAZRivers.)

Your entry must be your own original work, and you retain the rights to any material you submit. You grant the Water for Arizona Coalition and its partner organizations a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to use the material in communications materials in support of our mission. We will credit all photographs, stories and/or videos with the caption “Credit: Person’s Name” when the full name is available.  

Photo credits: Justin Clifton: Aravaipo, Dry Beaver, Burro, Cataract, Lynx, Rio de Flag, Sycamore. Collen Miniuk: Cave, Cienega, Sonoita. U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest: Santa Fe. Photos by Clark/ Watson. Richard N Horne, CC BY-SA 4.0,via Wikimedia Commons: Woods Canyon.