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Central Arizona drought facts

Greater Phoenix has been going through a drought since the mid-1990s. And yet, the area continues to thrive.

That’s because SRP, Valley cities, the Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Department of Water Resources are working to make sure we’re prepared. Together, SRP and partner organizations are tracking drought conditions and planning for the future .

Will we run out of water?

No. Because of the careful planning of organizations like SRP, the Phoenix area doesn’t have to worry about having enough water. We may live in a desert, but we’re prepared for drought. Get the facts at droughtfacts.com .

Lake Levels Today
This daily report from SRP shows water levels at SRP-managed lakes.

Current drought conditions in Arizona

The National Drought Monitor's weekly report shows current drought conditions in Arizona. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also shares a national drought forecast each season.

Managing our water resources

At SRP, we’re doing our part to make sure the region has enough water today and tomorrow. We’re taking steps to carefully manage our water resources. We’re also working to protect the three watersheds our drinking water comes from.

Illustration with title Weather any drought. Shows a full dam on the left being filled by rainstorm and a less than full dam with sunny skies. Below is the sentence SRP innovates with smart water management to handle wet winters (label is on the full dam), the decades-long drought (label is on the less than full dam). At the bottom, caption says: by working together with conservation from all we can ensure enough water for the Valley’s future.

Where your water comes from

SRP manages a mix of water supplies, so we have options for dealing with desert dry spells. In addition to water from the watersheds, the mix includes groundwater (water stored underground), reclaimed water and Central Arizona Project water. Learn more about our water resources here.

Partnering with Valley cities

SRP delivers water to 10 cities and towns in the Valley who then treat the water and pipe it to local homes and businesses.

We partner with the cities on water recharge projects, water exchange and water conservation programs. Our goal is to work together to conserve 5 billion gallons of water by 2035.

Visit our partner websites for more information.


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