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Will Tucson run out of water in the next 15-20 years? Has Las Vegas and Phoenix drained its water supply?

Asked by Melanieteagle, East Harlem, New York, NY Sat Mar 16, 2013

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Good reading on the subject :)

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/waterplan
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 16, 2013
We have a minimum of 100 years of water stored plus we get a supply from CAP(Colorado River) that is being stored underground. Like all cities in the southwest we have to watch our water use and Tucson does a very good job of that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
According to the heads of the Water Dept. we have been storing water underground from the C.A.P.
(Central Arizona Project).
O. Joy Temme, ALC, GRI
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
I hope not! Lol. Seriously, its not likely. Tucson's water comes from mixing Colorado River water, aka CAP water, with our groundwater. The western states each have a share of the Colorado. Conservation measures increase every year, so barring an unforseen disaster, we should be fine. Vegas and Phx get some of their water from the Salt River and other sources as well.
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