Scottsdale's new Drought Management Plan indicates that a Tier 1 shortage declaration would limit water hauling to Scottsdale residents and businesses. Scottsdale has notified us that water hauling will be limited to Scottsdale residents/businesses effective 12/31/2022.
In August 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officially declared a Tier 1 for 2022. Meanwhile, Scottsdale is being a great neighbor by providing water for hauling in 2022 while we work on obtaining approval of our proposed District.
Future projections clearly show the shortage becoming worse with a Tier 2 most probable for 2023, 2024, 2025 per the most recent 5 year study.
Lake Mead Elevations that determine each Tier:
Tier 1: 1,075'
Tier 2: 1,050'
Tier 3: 1,025'
DEAD POOL: 895'
Monthly 24-Month Study Reports present hydrological descriptions and projected operations for the Colorado River system reservoirs for the next two years. The 24-Month Study Report is a combination of a write up of recent, current and potential future operations and a listing of the 24-Month Study computer model output. The 24-Month Study computer model projects future reservoir conditions and potential dam operations for the system reservoirs given existing reservoir conditions; inflow forecasts and projections; and a variety of operational policies and guidelines. Monthly reservoir inflow forecasts and projections are produced by the National Weather Service, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center .
In an effort to clarify the facts regarding our current water situation and the Rio Verde Foothills Domestic Water Improvement District (DWID), we will be hosting additional community meetings. We invite you to join us, ask questions, express concerns and hopefully gain a better understanding of our current water situation and how water security can be ensured by establishing the DWID. To be notified of upcoming meetings and receive updates please click on the link below.
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