Colorado River Shortage Preparedness

The Colorado River Basin continues to experience drought and the impacts of hotter and drier conditions. As a result, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior has declared the first-ever Tier 1 shortage for Colorado River operations in 2022.

Arizona Reconsultation Committee

Before the end of 2026, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior will develop new guidelines for the long-term management of the Colorado River system. The Colorado River Basin States will play a leading role in the process to develop those new guidelines. The process will take many years and require multiple levels of discussion, negotiation and coordination within Arizona and among the Basin states.

Colorado River water: Adapting, protecting and building resiliency.

Reliable deliveries to central and southern Arizona.

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at CAP Headquarters, 23636 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ. Sign up to be notified of CAP board meetings.

About Us

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is Arizona’s single largest resource for renewable water supplies. CAP delivers Colorado River water to Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties, serving more than 5 million people, or more than 80% of the state’s population.

CAP Canal Norterra Bridge

YOUR WATER. YOUR FUTURE.

CAP 101

In central and southern Arizona there are few things more critical to our quality of life. Do you know where your water comes from?

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