Handy Water Conversion Factorsfrom WesternWaterLaw.com Did you know that 1 CFS will supply 646,300 gallons of water per day (enough for 4000-6500 people), or that 1 CFS for a year will provide 724 acre-feet (enough for about 3000 homes)?
Great Migrations: By Land, Air...and WaterA case for "swimways" in America's rivers that can facilitate migrating and spawning species past dams and diversions. Robert A. Hrabik, May 9, 2012, blogging on the Great River Partnership website. The Verde River is impacted by diversions that block passage of long-distance spawners, like the Colorado Pikeminnow. This short blog tells how we might correct this and allow better, safer recreational opportunities at the same time.
Hydrological Unit Map and HUC Codes for US Rivers. Map and listing of all HUC codes for US Rivers, along with the size (in square miles) of each HUC. In this scheme, The Lower Colorado is HUC 15, the Salt is HUC 1506, the Verde River is HUC 150602, the Upper Verde is HUC 15060201, the Middle Verde is HUC 15060202, and the Lower Verde is HUC 15060203. The Verde watershed contains 6590 square miles, or 4,217,600 acres.
Trading Water June, 2013 Phoenix Magazine by Tom Marcinko. This article details the cost of water and how it is affected and controlled by various market pressures. Very interesting reading!
Roadmap for Considering Water for Arizona's Natural Areas (Full Document)University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, Dec. 2014, Mott-LaCroix et al. Executive SummaryThe Roadmap for Considering Water for Arizona’s Natural Areas contains information on the current scientific understanding of water for natural areas and existing legal considerations for providing water to natural areas, examples of where natural areas are already included in water management decisions, and an overview of available paths forward for including natural areas alongside human uses.