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
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.
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.
- Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
- Central Arizona Project
- Arizona Department of Water Resources
Learn about the camera created by SRP engineers that can tell how much water will run off into our reservoirs each spring.
SRP water expert Charlie Ester shares how we plan for drought. But, what is drought? Is it normal? Will Phoenix have enough water?
SRP provides water to more than half the Valley, and is always prepared for drought. See how we are protecting this precious resource.