Building Resiliency

CAP is building flexibility and creating certainty in its system through partnerships and cooperation.

CAP Canal

Augmentation

CAP has been actively participating in water supply augmentation and conservation projects. Water conservation programs, such as the Brock Reservoir project, are contributing to improve water supply reliability by making the process of real-time deliveries to users downstream of Imperial Dam more efficient.

Other initiatives such as the Basin Study and desalination projects contemplate projects that eventually could provide additional water supplies to lower basin users, including CAP.

In addition, CAP has long been storing Colorado River water underground and now has millions of acre-feet of stored water in its aquifers to turn to in times of future shortage. CAP has focused on “firming,” or the recovery of water stored underground by the Arizona Water Banking Authority (AWBA) to cover, or “firm,” reduced deliveries in the event of shortage. Firming is also important in stabilizing CAP long-term subcontracts.

Colorado River at the Mexico Border

Binational Projects

Since 2000, binational processes have been ongoing and become more active with the creation of 2007 Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

CAP Canal

Interstate Partnerships

CAP collaborates with interstate partners to preserve and protect the Colorado River system.

Colorado River

Intrastate Partnerships

The Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation and Conservation Council has a long-term focus on water augmentation, innovation and conservation.

Weather Modification Projects

Weather modification activities support cloud seeding projects in the Upper Colorado River Basin that aim at generating greater runoff volumes in the Colorado River.

Contributions to Lake Mead

Rain Clouds Weather Modification Project
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