Recently, one of CAP’s hydrologists presented the status of Rocky Mountain snowpack, and while still too early to tell for sure, 2017 is looking good. 

By Jessica Fox, CAP ECO Team Chair 


For the past 30 years, Central Arizona Project (CAP) has been Arizona’s single largest resource for renewable water supplies. During that time, CAP’s commitment to the environment has been unwavering. 

By Brian Young, CAP Power Programs Manager 


CAP is the biggest single user of electricity in the state of Arizona. It takes more than 2.8 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year to deliver the more than 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona. It’s imperative the transmission lines are reliable. 

By Patrick Dent, CAP Water Control Manager and Salinity Workgroup Chair 


The Colorado River is used by roughly 40 million people for domestic and industrial uses in the U.S. and is used to irrigate about 5.5 million acres of land. But did you know as the water makes its 1,400 mile journey, it picks up and dissolves salt into the water? This increase in salinity can create environmental and economic damages to those who use the water. 


For the second year running, CAP’s volunteer program was listed as one of the best by the Phoenix Business Journal. The Journal’s list ranks companies by their total annual number of Arizona volunteer hours, and CAP, with 475 employees, logged nearly 2,000 volunteer hours. CAP took the top 20, competing against companies like Intel with 11,000 employees, SRP with 5,200 employees, and Bank of America with 10,000. 

By Candace Hamana, Tribal Relations & Strategic Initiative Analyst


Since July, CAP’s Engineering and Tribal Affairs staff have been working with tribes and private residents ahead of a capital improvement project that would replace dated communication cables with a fiber optic conduit bank. The new fiber optic system is designed to enhance the efficiency of CAP’s water deliveries and the reliability of the system.

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