Scottsdale's new Drought Management Plan indicates that a Tier 1 shortage declaration would limit water hauling to Scottsdale residents and businesses. Scottsdale has indicated that they may work with us and provide water in 2022.
The projected elevation level of Lake Mead for the end of the year, as shown in the August 24 month report, determines the Tier level for the following year.
Based on the June 2021 report, it currently projects, based on the "Most Probable" inflow, a Tier 1 for 2022 and a Tier 2 for 2023.
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 .
The next hearing for the District is on August 18, 2021. We will be accepting signatures from residents to join the District until July 30th, 2021.
Call 602-299-5222 or 602-402-2206 to set a time to sign.