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Water Shortage Series Highlights Colorado River

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 21, 2014 9:10:00 AM

Water, as we frequently say, is a huge issue, especially in the drought-stricken Southwest, which may have already hit peak water. The University of Arizona Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) series—1075’ -- Shortage on the Colorado River -- is now in its fifth episode. It seeks to explain complicated water issues that affect literally millions of citizens in half hour episodes

Lake Mead Water Levels

1075’ -- Shortage on the colorado River is the University of Arizona Climate Assessment for the the Southwest (CLIMAS) podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. 1075-feet is the Lake Mead level that triggers draconian measures for the seven states that share Colorado River water

  • Episode 5: Tucson Water and Municipal IssuesIn this episode, CLIMAS climate scientist Zack Guido speaks with Alan Forrest, Diirector of Tucson Water, about various strategies that Tucson implemented to deal with potential water shortages, the conservation and recapture efforts that areas of municipalities in Southern Arizona, and the practical realities of providing municipal water to an growing population in the southwest.

Alan Forrest is Director of Tucson Water, the municipally owned water utility that serves a population of over 700,000 (250,000+ services) in the Tucson and Pima County Area in SE Arizona. He has worked on water and municipal water issues in Southern Arizona for over 30 years, in both the public and private sectors.

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