Tucson, Arizona's 110-Year Water Resources Plan

by Norm Brazelton, Water Resources, CH2M Hill, United States,
Karen Dotson, Water Resources, CH2M Hill, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The desert community of Tucson, Arizona, has just completed a state-mandated 110-year water supply plan. The plan includes conjunctive use of local groundwater and surface water imported through the Central Arizona Project. Artificial groundwater recharge, an aggressive conservation program, and reuse are also incorporated to extend the basic sources of supply. The plan was developed to provide water supply for Tucson Water's estimated service area population of 2.8 million at the end of the planning period in 2100. Tucson Water and its consultant worked closely with a community advisory committee to develop and analyze many potential plan elements. The elements were then categorized and combined into alternative plans, and the preferred plan was selected through a consensus building process.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water supply | Water supply systems | Surface water | Municipal water | Groundwater management | Arid lands | Groundwater | Arizona | United States

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