Archive for May, 2016

HELP YOUR YARD DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

May 2, 2016

DOES YOUR LANDSCAPE HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Water is a precious resource—and even more so in the desert climate of Arizona, which has been under drought conditions for 16 years. In the Valley, up to 70% of our water use is outdoors, and about half of the water we put in our landscape often goes to waste. Help your yard …

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XERISCAPE INSTALLATION: DO-IT-YOURSELF … OR NOT?

May 9, 2016

Are you willing to take a risk with your landscape investment? Whether you’re the type of person who loves a do-it-yourself project or you’d rather hire a pro, making the switch to a beautifully designed and installed Xeriscape landscape is a visible investment that can be very rewarding and lead to a substantial return. Finding the right resources to help …

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FORESTS AND THE NATURE OF WATER

May 13, 2016

Healthy, vibrant forests can feed our thirst for water. Did you know that Arizona’s forests play an important role in providing the Valley’s drinking water? Arizona’s forests and the downstream desert cities are all part of the same watershed. Watersheds link all living things by their common water source. Yet, the path water takes from watershed to showerhead can be …

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AT STAKE: SECURING YOUR TREE’S FUTURE

May 20, 2016

If you’re working to make your landscape more water efficient, don’t forget to add one of many drought-tolerant trees that thrive in the Metro Phoenix area. Trees can raise property value, save energy by shading walls and windows, and make great gifts to mark special occasions. Once established, drought-tolerant trees need minimal care and only occasional deep watering at the …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE POWELL

May 26, 2016

Lake Powell began filling in 1963 after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River by the federal Bureau of Reclamation. The 710-foot-high hydroelectric dam creates the second-largest man-made lake, or reservoir, in the U.S. The lake stretches 186 miles along the Colorado River from Page, Arizona to Hite, Utah. Located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the …

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PROTECT LAKE MEAD NOW TO AVOID FUTURE WATER CRISIS

May 31, 2016

Shrinking to its lowest point since Hoover Dam was completed in 1936, Lake Mead has dropped to a surface level of 1074.03 feet above sea level – with a Colorado River shortage declaration looming as soon as the next couple of years. Arizona’s water managers have planned and prepared for a Colorado River shortage for decades. What worries them are …

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