Archaeological evidence places irrigators in the Santa Cruz River valley around 4,000 years ago and evidence of human habitation goes back much further. A feature in the new Fall 2017 Arizona Water Resource describes the discovery of how prehistoric farmers used the river to feed a growing community in what is now the Tucson metropolitan area. A feature on the progress of settlement of Hualapai tribal water claims explains the pending legislation that would ratify years of negotiations. Read water News Briefs and find out about water related publications and other resources that have been released recently. Finally, don’t miss the Public Policy Review by WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal, which reviews the high points of a conference “Cutting-Edge Solutions to Wicked Water Problems” held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 10-11, 2017. The article evokes this unique occasion for international sharing and comparing of experiences.
Standing above the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Tribe’s “Skywalk” brings a new perspective to the canyon’s magnificence. The Hualapai Tribe or the “People of the Tall Pines,” is committed to developing economic opportunities for its people in northwestern Arizona and, to do this, the Tribe needs a secure water supply.
Archaeological Discoveries Reveal Value of Santa Cruz River in Prehistory
When people think of Tucson, Arizona, they typically think of our scorching hot summers or the highly-regarded University of Arizona. However, Tucson can also be associated with a rich history dating back to the earliest Southwest Paleoindians.