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CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT ROGERS LAKE: WHERE DID IT COME FROM, WHERE DOES IT GO?

August 24, 2018

Ten miles southwest of Flagstaff along Woody Mountain Road, out beyond the Arboretum, lies Rogers Lake. It’s a lake only ephemerally, during springs with heavy snow runoff. At these times, the lake also draws in waterfowl and eagles. More often, and especially this year, Rogers is grassy and wildflowery grazing land for cattle and elk. Coconino County owns more than …

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MANAGING OUR WATER SUPPLY FOR DROUGHT AND PROTECTING WATERSHEDS FROM CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRE

June 8, 2018

This past winter turned out to be one of the driest on record within the Salt and Verde River watersheds. Dry weather with only 3.13” of precipitation (27 percent of normal) going back to October of last year resulted in a new record low streamflow in the Salt and Verde Rivers. Between January and May, only approximately 100,000 acre-feet of …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: GOODYEAR BRINE WETLAND PROJECT YIELDS MULTIPLE BENEFITS

June 5, 2018

The City of Goodyear, Arizona owns and operates the largest reverse osmosis (R/O) system dedicated to producing drinking water within Arizona. This system generates 4.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of R/O water. The downside to being able to produce this clean source of drinking water is that it also generates nearly 1.0 MGD of brine that is chemically impacting …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: #THINKWATER WITH ARIZONA HUMANITIES, ASU, AND THE SMITHSONIAN

May 3, 2018

Who owns water? What does the future of water look like in Arizona? Does water have a different meaning in Arizona than it does in other places? The answers to those questions are not easy and the details change depending on where you go across the state. Arizonans are invited to explore these issues at Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Museum on …

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Water Ways Exhibit, courtesy the Florida Humanities Council

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US ON THE SALT RIVER

April 29, 2018

The Salt River originates from the confluence of two tributaries (White and Black Rivers) in part of what is known as Arizona’s high country. The river flows about 100 miles through the middle of the state from east to west. The tributaries are created by a network of smaller headwater springs that are fed by snowmelt and flow through remote rugged …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: GROUNDWATER DOCUMENTARY A GUIDE TO SOLVING TODAY’S WATER CHALLENGES

March 13, 2018

The desert cities in Central Arizona have withstood 22 years of ongoing drought without imposing emergency conservation measures, such as those California ordered in 2015. Much of the credit goes to a groundbreaking piece of legislation called the Arizona Groundwater Management Act. The 37-year-old law is responsible for Arizona’s reputation as a leader in water management. The true story of …

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GARDENS DEMONSTRATE THE BEAUTY OF XERISCAPE

March 6, 2018

Visiting a xeriscape demonstration garden, which showcases low-water-use plants, is an excellent way to get new and innovative ideas for your home landscape. You won’t have to travel far, as a number of the Water – Use It Wisely partners feature unique demonstration gardens right in your own community. Plan your visit today to one of the many demonstration gardens throughout …

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Celebrate AZ Water: The Business of Water, 2018 WRRC Annual Conference

February 23, 2018

No matter who you are or where you live, you are affected by the business of water. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s (WRRC’s) Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona. Join us as …

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MICHAEL PHELPS JOINS EFFORT TO HELP ALL OF US HAVE CLEAN WATER

February 13, 2018

It’s hard to picture Michael Phelps without thinking of sparkling pools of abundant water. But the Olympic swimming champion and Paradise Valley resident realizes not everyone is fortunate enough to have sufficient clean water for everyday necessities, let alone enough to swim in. That’s why he’s teaming with Colgate to help raise awareness about wasting water. “Water is the Earth’s most precious …

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Celebrate AZ Water – Help Protect Arizona Streams with Arizona Water Watch!

January 30, 2018

Arizona is a beautiful state with many gorgeous waterbodies. As a desert state, water is one of Arizona’s most precious resources that people and animals rely on to live and is vital to our recreational enjoyment as well. Scientists at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) encourage residents to help protect these waterbodies and recently developed a tool to …

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Garden of the B’s: A Restoration Story

January 23, 2018

Garden of the Bs: Arizona’s oldest high school, Mesa High, once offered a thriving agricultural education program to its students that included use of a field on campus for growing crops and grazing animals. But since the retirement of the program’s last teacher over 25 years ago, that one acre lot has been ignored, grew weeds, collected wind-blown trash, suffered …

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MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE WATER TODAY

January 2, 2018

Resolve to Save Water in the New Year Start 2018 out the right way by saving water and money inside and outside your home. Water – Use it Wisely can help with an interactive home water audit that is so user-friendly, the whole family can get in on the fun. And it’s a great way to learn more about water …

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