Phoenix, Arizona skyline According to Arizona’s state water agency, construction permits have been issued for about 80,000 new housing lots that have yet to be built in Greater Phoenix. (Credit: Sean Pavone/Adobe Stock)

Greater Phoenix, the region with the fastest population growth in the US, is confronting a reckoning that will block future growth: Arizona has determined that there isn’t enough groundwater left in the region for all of the already approved housing projects under development.

State officials are moving to stop developers without approvals from building some new subdivisions, a clear signal that the era of explosive growth in Greater Phoenix is coming to an end, the New York Times reported.

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