As a service to CAP customers, a robust monitoring program is in place to provide water users with valuable information regarding source and canal water quality. The monitoring program consists of both real-time measurements and monthly/quarterly grab samples. Information on this web page is available for both CAP water users and the public to view and download. Our Annual Water Quality Report summarizes results from CAP’s monitoring program.
Lower Colorado River Water Quality Partnership
Central Arizona Project works closely with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Southern Nevada Water Authority to address a range of initiatives and programs related to water quality in the lower Colorado River. These programs include environmental protection, Lake Mead conservation, and safeguarding the quality of water that we deliver to our customers. For more information about the Partnership, click on the link below.
Sign up for email distribution list
To sign up for CAP’s water quality notifications, please email your name and organization to email@example.com. Notifications sent to this list pertain to water quality items such as algal blooms, cymbella, turbidity, and Alamo Dam releases.
Water Quality Guidance
CAWCD and the United States Bureau of Reclamation are pleased to announce the release of the draft document “Water Quality Guidance for the Introduction of Non-Project Water Into the Central Arizona Project.” This guidance document includes extensive numeric standards as well as implementation details for parties proposing to use the CAP system to transport non-Colorado River water supplies.
CAP has created a portal for maps and data related to water quality for water users.