By Silvana Burgos, Arizona Hydrological Association Herman Bouwer Intern

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is essential to the livelihood of the state. More water is exported from the Colorado River basin than any other river basin in the world.

By Thomas Buschatzke, Arizona Department of Water Resources Director, and Ted Cooke, Central Arizona Project General Manager

The State’s water stakeholders have been engaged for more than two months to craft Arizona’s approach to the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan. This effort, led by our two agencies, is directed toward “bending the curve” to protect Lake Mead from falling to critical levels.

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