Persistent drought and chronic over-allocation of the Colorado River’s water is causing water levels at Lake Mead to drop. Hydrologists have identified specific levels beyond which the River and lake’s health may be in crisis. Arizona’s water resources manager, the Department of Water Resources, and the manager of the state’s Colorado River delivery system, Central Arizona Project, are taking steps to help ensure the lake’s long-term viability.


Central Arizona Project is again sponsoring the 89th annual AZ Water Conference held this week (May 11-13) in Glendale. CAP annually participates in this conference, which is attended by hundreds of Arizona water professionals and is hosted by AZ Water, the local chapter of the American Water Works Association, It is designed to share information regarding the enhancement of Arizona’s drinking water, water reuse and environmental resources.

By Gail Cordy, President, AHS Foundation


Another Southern Arizona Science & Engineering Fair (SARSEF) has come and gone. Many thanks to Marla Odom and Dan Guido of Montgomery & Associates for joining me in judging the science projects for grades K–12. We focused our attention on projects with a water theme. Our goal was to select winners for $750 in prize money — $550 provided through a Central Arizona Project (CAP) grant to the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) Foundation and $200 from the AHS Tucson Chapter.

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