The Greenlee County Water Factsheet is now available! As the seventh installment in the WRRC’s Arizona Water Factsheet series, this resource offers a wide-ranging yet concise overview of water in Greenlee County. It covers topics such as water supply and demand as well as the cultural significance of the county’s main water-dependent economic sectors. In Greenlee County, its small population base, high percentage of federally managed lands, and ongoing legal proceedings regarding the use of the Gila River will continue to affect water resources planning and management.
As is the process for each WRRC Arizona Water Factsheet, the development of the resource relies on input from a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) composed of local experts and stakeholders. For Greenly County, the TAC was led by Greenlee County Extension Director and Natural Resources Agent, Kim McReynolds. We are grateful for the input received from other local and regional stakeholders, including Greenlee County and the US Department of Agriculture Southwest Watershed Research Center.