SAN PEDRO MONITORING PARTNERS GEAR UP FOR 2011 WET-DRY STUDY
The Nature Conservancy, CWA and other partners are meeting to finalize
the logistics in monitoring nearly 175 miles of the San Pedro River
from below the Mexican border to the town of Winkelman on June 18th.
to eight teams of three volunteers each are being recruited for
training in the Middle San Pedro area. Tentative training is set
for June 14 so that standardized use of GPS units and forms produce
quality data. The wet/dry mapping dataset will then be used to historically
track the river’s health by monitoring the persistence of
surface water during the driest time of each year.
has coordinated the efforts within the Middle San Pedro for four
years, extending the ten-year program developed in the Sierra Vista
Watershed by BLM and TNC.
ATVs, and hikers will be on the river from approximately 5:30 A.M.
to approximately 11:00 A.M.- traveling stretches of the river varying
from 3 to 8 miles across lands to which property owners provide
is your opportunity to join this year's efforts. Volunteer for parts
of the river seldom traveled where perhaps deer, javelina, teal,
turtles, minnows, and lots of fresh track can be spotted. From intermittent
water south of Benson, to dry white sands to the north, it makes
for a great morning outing. Call 609-2738 or email email@example.com
here to go to 2010 Map Links.
PRIORITIZE TOPICS OF INTEREST
the Annual Meeting held in January 2011, the CWA Steering Committee
asked its membership to provide direction for this year. Members
were asked to identify and prioritize topics for which they would
like more information.
following list was compiled and experts are being identified in
each area. The Steering Committee is now making contacts to schedule
Guest Presenters for the remainder of 2011.
first item on the list ranked the highest. The remaining nine are
not in ranked order.
Industrial Park – Water Usage
St. David Cienega
Hydrological Study – In-depth Results/Modeling
Routine Well Maintenance
Update on Water demands / reclaimed Water – wastewater treatment
above list is dynamic - changeable depending upon new legislation,
technology, management strategies, challenges, etc. impacting our
watershed. Please contact us with your ideas.
three-day Evidentiary Hearing has been scheduled to address submitted
Objections to the Arizona Department of Water Resources' Subflow
report of June 30, 2009 and ADWR's subsequent report of January
31, 2011 addressing submitted objections to their first report.
here for links to related documents and visit ADWR
for many more!