Managing Lake Mead will require the negotiating skills of AZ's water experts, as well as the cooperative efforts of elected officials and leadership from Gov. Doug Ducey.
Three years of conservation efforts have saved 10 feet of water in Lake Mead and prevented a water shortage for at least another year.
A 2018 shortage declaration is likely, but continued conservation efforts could delay it.
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Posted on 08/22/2016
By Warren Tenney It’s no surprise that demand for water in the Phoenix Metro area reaches its peak during the summer months. What may be surprising is that demand nearly doubles from the winter months to the summer months. In February 2015, City of Peoria customers – businesses, apartment buildings and homes – used 2,940 […]
Posted on 08/15/2016
By Warren Tenney Jim Lane’s resume is packed with past and present memberships on important governing boards, such as the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and Maricopa Association of Governments. After becoming the City of Scottsdale’s Mayor in 2009 he added one more, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association’s Board of Directors. Since then, he […]
Monsoon Season: 5 Common Landscape Mistakes
Posted on 08/08/2016
By Warren Tenney In writing about the monsoon season, I’m hoping we do not jinx having more storms. The monsoon season in the Valley is a great time of year for suddenly cooler temperatures and extraordinary sunsets, but it makes caring for desert landscapes a bit more mysterious. There’s more weather than usual: humidity, dust, […]