By Ted Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Project


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the news that there will not be a shortage on the Colorado River in 2017.  This positive declaration can be attributed to water left behind in Lake Mead by CAP and its partners.  However, Reclamation’s projection shows, that without additional conservation actions, 2018 could be the first year of shortage on the Colorado River.  CAP and its local and interstate partners are working to extend existing conservation tools to avoid shortage in 2018, and to develop longer-term solutions to address the risks of critical shortages on the Colorado River. 


Our lives revolve around technology. Technology changes are happening at a rapid rate and usually has a positive effect on our lives. From an economic standpoint, a technological change is an increase in the efficiency of a product or process that results in an increase in output. 


Drownings and near-drownings are always tragic, and fire departments throughout Arizona make an annual effort to highlight pool, lake and canal safety to prevent these events from occurring. At Central Arizona Project (CAP), the safety of our employees, neighbors and wildlife along the CAP canal system is always among our highest priorities.

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