Central Arizona Project is an engineering marvel that pumps water over 336 miles and literally lifts water more than 2,900 vertical feet.

By Ted Cooke, Central Arizona Project General Manager

For as long as anyone can remember Arizona’s water issues have been tackled in a non-political manner, with sober-minded participants debating genuine policy disagreements until a consensus was reached to the benefit of Arizona.


Since September 2015, the United States, the seven Colorado River Basin states, and key water users including CAWCD, have been working with their counterparts in Mexico to develop a successor agreement to Minute 319, now known as Minute 323.

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