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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: PLAN A DAY AT THE LAKE WITH SRP’S WATERSHED CONNECTION WEBSITE

December 15, 2017

Before you begin your next Arizona adventure check out WatershedConnection.com to see hydrology and weather data about your favorite outdoor places. Their new website provides near real-time data for stream flows, lake levels, boat ramp elevations, and other data to help you plan your next trip. “Anglers, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts have told us that the data is useful …

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Verde River Arizona

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE HAVASU

November 28, 2017

Lake Havasu was created in 1938 after the completion of Parker Dam on the Colorado River through the federal Bureau of Reclamation. Parker Dam stands 320 feet tall and the majority of its concrete structure is submerged underwater. This feature makes it the deepest dam in the world. Hydroelectricity generation on-site powers towns across Arizona, Nevada and California. Additionally, the …

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TRANSFORM YOUR LANDSCAPE FROM DRAB TO FAB WITH OUR 10-PART VIDEO SERIES

November 2, 2017

Transform Your Landscape from Drab to Fab with Water – Use It Wisely’s 10-Part Video Series Installing a new landscape, or renovating an existing landscape, can be daunting; however, it doesn’t have to be intimidating. With the help of a new video series capturing the transformation of an Avondale backyard from a barren lot to a colorful Xeriscape, you too …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER – 100 YEARS STRONG: SRP AND RECLAMATION PARTNERSHIP HELPED SHAPE THE WEST

October 30, 2017

SRP and government officials recently celebrated the centennial anniversary of a partnership between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and SRP. Among the guests at the Washington, D.C., reception hosted by SRP were Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Trent Franks, Raúl Grijalva, David Schweikert, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Ruben Gallego, Andy Biggs and Tom O’Halleran. The 1917 agreement between SRP and …

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View of Roosevelt Dam

DO YOU NEED TO OVERSEED? 10 REASONS TO SKIP THAT WINTER LAWN

October 18, 2017

It’s one of the great debates. Like Yankees vs. Red Socks, Democrats vs. Republicans, cat lovers vs. dog lovers, there are those who overseed their grass vs. those who don’t. Why the great debate? Well, it’s hard to say exactly how it all started, but it likely has something to do with American’s love of lush green lawns and doing whatever it …

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FALL PLANTING IN THE ARIZONA DESERT

October 3, 2017

The fall planting season has arrived! Temperatures are cooler, and it’s a great time to replace plants you may have lost during the hot summer. Why is fall planting so good for plants? Soil temperatures are still warm, encouraging root growth and development and allowing plants to get much better established before next summer’s heat sets in. Also, with cooler …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT ROOSEVELT LAKE

September 30, 2017

Tamara C. shared this photo overlooking Roosevelt Lake and bridge from a rocky shoreline.  ABOUT THE LAKE Roosevelt Lake was created in 1911 after the completion of Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River as part of the Salt River Project. The dam enabled early settlers to grow citrus, cotton, and even farm animals. The dam continues to provide a means of …

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DRAB TO FAB: WATCH AND LEARN FROM THIS BACKYARD MAKEOVER

September 27, 2017

Lisa Osborne and her husband bought their City of Avondale home in 2008. They planted two citrus trees in the backyard that sat in a field of gravel for years and proceeded to turn brown. Until last November, the backyard had not changed. The economic downturn and family responsibilities left the yard to become what Lisa called the dog’s den, …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: ALAMO LAKE

August 25, 2017

We want you to Celebrate AZ Water at Alamo Lake. Some people say that Alamo Lake State Park is the “best kept secret” of the Arizona State Parks system. From the pictures that we have included here, which were part of Water – Use It Wisely’s 2013 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest, we think it looks pretty special, too. History …

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Wild Burros, possibly descended from burros brought to Alamo Lake by Spanish explorers

STUDY: WATER CONSERVATION REDUCES THE COST OF YOUR WATER SERVICES

August 10, 2017

When Everyone Conserves, Everyone Saves Water conservation has been a bedrock element of water management in Arizona for the last several decades. Water conservation is built into our communities where summer highs remain above 100 degrees and rain is a rare blessing. We conserve to stretch water supplies, assure a sound economic future for our grandkids, and keep our environment …

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SAVE YOUR TREES FROM MONSOON DAMAGE

August 1, 2017

Monsoon season is upon us and one important change you can make to help prevent ‘wind throw” (trees blowing over) has to do with watering. You should avoid watering near the trunk. Wet soil near the trunk discourages roots from growing out to the edge of the canopy where they should be. Wet soil near the trunk is also unstable and …

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Save your trees from monsoon damage

SALT RIVER PROJECT EMPLOYEES RESCUE BABY OTTER FROM CANAL

July 28, 2017

You’ve probably heard about the occasional cat on a power pole or a bird nesting on not-so-safe infrastructure, but we’ve got a new one for you: an otter in a Salt River Project canal! SRP delivers water to the Valley through a network of 131 miles of canals and 1,000 miles of laterals and ditches. SRP zanjeros and other workers …

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