This is part of a series of profiles of staff members who contribute to successful operations of CAP.


In a nutshell, what do you do for CAP?
I am the Senior Biologist at CAP. Although my duties for CAP vary from day-to-day, my overall "mission" is to monitor and study the various biological issues that affect CAP property, the aqueduct and our ability to deliver water. The issues primarily revolve around invasive species like quagga mussels, but also include aquatic and terrestrial weeds, sedimentation, caddisflies, water quality, fish barriers and the Colorado River itself. Ultimately, is it my responsibility to provide economically responsible recommendations to manage these issues, based on the data I have collected.

Guest Blog By Taylor Rogers, Junior, University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and winner of this year’s ANAFUND scholarship, which was supported by CAP's Community Investment Program this year


My name is Taylor Rogers and I am a junior at the University of Arizona in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While studying agriculture technology management with an emphasis in leadership and communications, I hope to gain more knowledge on the industry as a whole. By gaining skills in all aspects of agriculture, I hope to one day be able to advocate and be a leader in the industry by being able to represent our industry well.


Fall is the start of “high season” for a number of things – including CAP tours and presentations. Over the next few weeks, CAP Board Member Guy Carpenter will speak about water resources to emerging Chandler leaders, CAP will participate in a Scottsdale Association of Realtors Forum and CAP will be speaking at a conference hosted by the Arizona chapter of the National Association of County Engineers. And that’s just a sampling of the groups who will be learning more about CAP and what it’s doing to counteract the effects of drought and potential Colorado River shortage.

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