By Deana Ikeya and Chuck Cullom, CAP Colorado River Programs 


We live in the desert, but we keep an eye on the snow in the Rocky Mountains.  That’s because CAP’s source of water is the Colorado River and more than 90 percent of the river’s flow originates as snow in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. 

By Patrick Dent, CAP Water Control Manager and Aaron Ashcroft, CAP Senior Civil Engineer 


Earth fissures in Arizona aren’t new, but recently a two-mile long fissure in Pinal County made the news, bringing to light one of the consequences of extensive groundwater pumping. 


CAP will soon begin construction of Phase 5 of the Communication Cable Replacement Project. This final phase includes installing fiber optic cable along CAP’s Black Mountain and Tucson Reach 6 pipelines and transects both private and tribal lands along a 15-mile corridor.

By Chuck Cullom, CAP Colorado River Program Manager


Arizona is in its 17th year of drought, but could salty water be the answer to the state’s water woes? I am part of the Desalination Committee of the Governor’s Water Augmentation Council and we are exploring the potential to use desalination technology to address water needs across the state.



Yesterday, the utility owners of the Navajo Generating Station made the decision not to continue operating the plant after 2019.  This decision does not come as a surprise to CAP, nor is it expected to impact the delivery of CAP water.

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