The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has issued its August 24-Month Study. The purpose of this study is to project the year-end elevation of Lake Mead, which in turn determines the 2021 Lower Basin water supply conditions for CAP. BOR projects the Lake Mead elevation will be 1085.3’ on Jan. 1, 2021, which signals the Tier Zero supply of Colorado River water will continue for 2021.
On July 25, 2019, the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, or GCDAMP, sponsored an eight-day Colorado River raft trip through the Grand Canyon for the organization’s stakeholders, which include members of government and science-oriented agencies whose duties include conditional analysis and research of the river.
All across the West, we are all feeling the effects of the record-breaking heat and lack of precipitation. In addition to the obvious consequences, what do the high temperatures and lack of moisture really mean for water sources such as the already compromised Colorado River?
The operation of Lake Powell and Lake Mead in this August 2020 24-Month Study is pursuant to the December 2007 Record of Decision on Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and the Coordinated Operations of Lake Powell and Lake Mead (Interim Guidelines), and reflects the 2020 Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
Part II: Safe-yield has been a valuable goal to motivate water users to focus on groundwater sustainability, which has led to progress in the Phoenix Active Management Area (AMA) over the first 40 years following the Groundwater Management Act (GMA). Now is the time to consider if more comprehensive goals are needed for us to address all of our current groundwater issues effectively.
Through this two-part series on safe-yield, we will look back at the past, acknowledge how far we have come, and discuss the challenges we still collectively face as we move forward. The effectiveness of safe-yield as a water management goal has been periodically questioned throughout the 40 years that have followed the Groundwater Management Act (GMA).
ASU’s Kyl Center for Water Policy held design workshops with over 200 experts in water, land use, environmental and economic development. Input from these experts helped us to create the Arizona Water Blueprint. The Blueprint is a data-rich, interactive map of the state’s water resources and infrastructure. It also offers multimedia content on important water-related topics.
Former Arizona Governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt created this video to share with the CAWCD Board regarding his reflections on the 40th anniversary of the Groundwater Management Act, a milestone marked on June 12, 2020.
Press Release: A Statement on the 40th Anniversary of Arizona Groundwater Management Act of 1980. June 10, 2020 – Friday, June 12, marks the 40th anniversary of the Arizona Groundwater Management Act of 1980, the law that changed the trajectory of water use in Arizona.
Wildfires Impact on our Water. Wildfires devastate forest vegetation. They leave behind large amounts of ash, heavy metals, organic materials, and sediments that then flow into the rivers and accumulate in reservoirs. The damage to the watershed significantly affects both the quality and sustainability of the water.
Cities Dedicated to Continued Delivery of Safe and Secure Water. The safety and security of Arizona’s water supplies is a top priority for the ten AMWUA cities. Each AMWUA municipality is committed to ensuring you have water service every day of every year.
New Colorado River Basin Climate & Hydrology Report May Be Most Valuable Ever. When 40 million people and some of the most fruitful croplands in the world rely heavily on a single source of water, it seems only natural to want to know as much as possible about the source.
CAP faces a variety of biological challenges on a regular basis. While some of these challenges threaten our ability to deliver water, others focus on conserving fish and wildlife that share our resources.
This annual report highlights activities performed throughout the year and identifies future areas of need.
Arizona residents certainly know the value of water. Yet it is easy to forget the complex process and the extensive team of people it takes to get safe and secure water to our tap. And the important role all water professionals play has never been more evident than it is now.
PHOENIX – The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has released its April 24 Month Study, which projects Colorado River operations for the next two years. The study projects the operating conditions of the Colorado River system, as well as runoff and reservoir conditions.
WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL VERDE VALLEY BIRDING AND NATURE FESTIVAL!
We hope you enjoy this 4-day virtual birding bonanza. Join us for birding live streams, virtual workshops, social events, photos, videos, and more!