9/19/2013

A Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District (YMIDD) commitment to cease irrigating a specified amount of “qualified land” each year will help keep more Colorado River water within the system. This is an important step—especially as the probability of a Colorado River shortage continues to escalate.

9/12/2013

Hundreds of species of birds—willow flycatchers, yellow-billed cuckoos and yellow warblers—have a new riparian habitat. And, in the process, the west has maintained the flow of the Colorado River.

The 350-acre Yuma East Wetlands project opened this summer, celebrating a milestone in the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (MSCP). The MSCP is a critically important program for the Colorado River, which provides more than 1.5 million acre-feet of water to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) each year.

9/5/2013

It may be September, but temperatures are still in the triple digits—at least for a few weeks. And, in the waning days of summer, the nearby lakes that ring the outer edges of the Valley beckon like a magnet, begging for the opportunity to simultaneously cool and entertain.

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