Summer Wave - August 28 WRRC Brown Bag to Feature Update on Restoring the Santa Cruz River Flow in Tucson
August 10, 2018
Summer Wave, vol. 6, no. 7, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, August 10, 2018
In 2016, the City of Tucson initiated a discussion about using reclaimed water to restore perennial flow to a portion of the Santa Cruz River near downtown Tucson. This action would support riparian habitat in the urban core, improve long-term water management in the region, and stimulate economic activity. The concept has been well received by a multitude of stakeholders and Tucson Water has started to bring the vision to reality. In May 2019, perennial flow will return to the Santa Cruz River near Tucson's birthplace, and a new era of water management will begin. On August 28, Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure will provide an update on the project, discuss the challenges that lie ahead, and advise attendees about what they can do to support the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project. This presentation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm in the WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room at 350 N. Campbell Avenue, and will also be live streamed via GoTo Webinar.