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Websites of interest

Agriculture - Farming - Ranching

Arizona Farm Bureau on Water https://www.azfb.org/Public-Policy/Issues/Water

Agua Fria Watershed

The Upper Agua Fria Watershed Partnership - http://www.uafwp.org/  - Four focus areas for study and clarification: Water Quantity, Water Budget, Water Quality & Water Rights.

Drought Monitor for Arizona - https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?AZ.  This Drought Monitor (USDM) map shows the location and intensity of drought in Arizona. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday.

Riparian Restoration at the Riverbend of the Agua Fria River  - https://sway.office.com/xG0NkCBGCGd0Ka5s

Arizona rivers

Map of AZ rivers - https://geology.com/lakes-rivers-water/arizona.shtml

Nature Conservancy – Center for Science and Public Policy - http://azconservation.org/projects/water

National Parks Service – Arizona Rivers - https://www.nps.gov/subjects/rivers/arizona.htm

US Environmental Protection Report 2008 – https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-03/documents/ephemeral_streams_report_final_508-kepner.pdf

Video Documentary - The Colorado River levels explained- The Bureau of Reclamation's Marlon Duke explains the importance of Lake Powell and how it holds Colorado River water to use in times of drought. Snowpack provides the majority of water to the river.

Citizen Science / Community Science

Arizona River Watch - https://azdeq.gov/programs/azww - Offering Arizonan residents and visitors ages 10 through retirement the opportunity to help ADEQ monitor the health of our waters and inform measures to protect it for future generations.

Educational Resources

Water – Use it Wisely - https://wateruseitwisely.com/jump-in/#tab-5

University of Arizona

Southwest Climate Outlook - https://www.climas.arizona.edu/swco.  Working with partners across the Southwest to develop sustainable answers to regional climate challenges.

Arroyo- Arizona water issue annual publication - https://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo 

March 2019 Issue - Community-Based Solutions To Local Water Challenges In Arizona

Desert Flows Methodology Guidebook. https://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/guide-books/desert-flows-methodology-guidebook. Determining and Establishing Water Flows for Riparian Ecosystems in the Deserts of the U.S. and Mexico

Project Wet - 33 Ways to Conserve Water - https://www.projectwet.org/sites/default/files/content/documents/conservewater_edc.pdf

US Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/plantsanimals/fishwildlife/?cid=nrcs143_022390

Water Conservation

Water Sense - https://www.epa.gov/watersense

The town with approach to water - https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/04/westminster-colorado-water-conservation-urban-planning-gis/587500/

What Else to Know - Miscellaneous Articles

A Splash of River Water Now Reveals the DNA of All Its Creatures. https://e360.yale.edu/features/edna-rivers-fish-bull-trout-forest-service

Value of water  https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/big-issues-what-is-water-worth

Obed Wild and Scenic River Becomes an IDA International Dark Sky Park - https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/04/westminster-colorado-water-conservation-urban-planning-gis/587500/