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As part of CAP’s Know Your Water series, you will be meeting some of the employees who work each day to ensure Colorado River water flows through our 336-mile aqueduct to reach our municipal, agricultural, industrial and tribal customers.


Lake Pleasant is a great recreational spot that is visited by more than 750,000 people each year; however, Lake Pleasant actually has a second purpose. It stores Colorado River water for Central Arizona Project, ensuring the reliability of our water supply.

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

In a joint statement in May, our agencies, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) and Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) announced that we are committed to bringing the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (LBDCP) to closure in Arizona by addressing a broad range of issues that respect the concerns of all stakeholders across the state. 


Water is a complex business, so CAP is working hard to educate the public about the importance of water to our desert state. That includes where CAP water comes from, how we use it and how it affects our quality of life.


Laura Grignano, former senior policy analyst in Central Arizona Project’s (CAP’s) Resource, Planning & Analysis group, has assumed the role of Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) manager.

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