by Mohammed Mahmoud, Planning Analyst

Cloud seeding is the process by which silver iodide is released into the atmosphere using flares from ground-based generators (or aircrafts) to enhance the formation of cloud droplets. The resulting precipitation from winter cloud seeding increases the volume of the snowpack and the subsequent runoff from the snowmelt.

This is the second in a series of profiles regarding the professionals who are responsible for Central Arizona Project’s operations.


In a nutshell, what do you do for CAP? 

I supervise CAP’s Protective Services department. Protective Services is made up of law enforcement officers and support staff members who have the responsibility of protecting employees, assets and overall security of the canal infrastructure. The officers are all certified law enforcement officers, which gives our employees a great resource in times of emergency. They have full power of arrest like any other officer.


The following “Into the Mind” interview with CAP Board President Pam Pickard ran in the Saturday, Sept. 26 edition of the Arizona Republic. We’re reprinting it here so CAP News readers have a chance to see it, just in case they missed it in the paper.

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