First-ever Water Awareness Month festival is on the way!

What a difference a year makes! 

A year ago, all the water talk in the West was about the instability of the Colorado River system, the dangerously low levels that water stored in Lake Mead and Lake Powell were reaching, and about the vital importance of conserving our water supplies.

contiveros@azw… Fri, 09/08/2023 - 09:43

Sure, It Was Mostly About The Colorado River, But It Wasn’t All About The River

Following The Colorado River Story: A Primer On Water Terminology

The crisis on the Colorado River System is capturing the attention of the world. News accounts filled with mouth-drying terms such as “dead pool” and “system crash” have reached readers in Berlin, Mumbai, Tokyo and elsewhere. The image of a speedboat sitting upright in what used to be Lake Mead with its stern buried in the mud has illustrated literally hundreds of news accounts. And, then, there are the countless reports of the discovery of human remains revealed in the receding waters of Lake Mead. The eyes of the world literally are upon Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

Fall 2022 Drought ICG Meeting

contiveros@azw… Mon, 01/23/2023 - 13:59

Water Resources Specialist Chronicles his Colorado River Trip Through the Grand Canyon

Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

[email protected] Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:52

Spreading the word on the Arizona Water Blueprint

Arizona Water Blueprint PresentationTo appreciate how useful the “Arizona Water Blueprint” may be someday to Arizonans interested in their water supplies (in short, all of them), let’s consider the demise of

[email protected] Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:56

We've stabilized the Colorado River - For Now. But Much Tougher Work Lies Ahead

By Tom Buschatzke, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Ted Cooke, General Manager of the Central Arizona Project 


When U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman hailed the Drought Contingency Plans signed last year as “historic,” we wholeheartedly agreed. The plans were the product of years of discussion, negotiation and compromises among water users throughout the Colorado River Basin.

[email protected] Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:10