Focused on Future Water supplies and the Health of the Colorado River

Arizona is experiencing one of the lengthiest drought periods in modern history. As a state, we are prepared for a hotter and drier future and the prospect of less water coming from the Colorado River. We continue to collaborate, locally and regionally, and remain focused on future water supplies and the health of the Colorado River. This involves making collaborative investments in intrastate and interstate investments to firm and augment the CAP system.

Lake Mead Shoreline

Colorado River Shortage

The Colorado River Basin continues to experience drought and the impacts of hotter and drier conditions. Based on the Jan. 1 projected level of Lake Mead at 1,065.85 feet above sea level, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior has declared the first-ever Tier 1 shortage for Colorado River operations in 2022.

Glen Canyon Dam

Conservation & ICS Creation

The Intentionally Created Surplus (ICS) program was developed as part of the 2007 Guidelines and was substantially expanded in the 2019 Drought Contingency Plan (DCP).

Colorado River

Modeling

CAP uses three hydrologic models to provide a glimpse into the water future for the Colorado River Basin.

Law of the River

Legal history pertaining to the Colorado River.

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