Managing the Colorado River in Interesting Times: Overallocation, Drought and Climate Change

A joint colloquium talk hosted by the University of Arizona Departments of Geosciences and Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences CAP Seminar Announcement

Ted Cooke,  General Manager, Central Arizona Project and Marie Pearthree, P.E., Former Deputy General Manager, Central Arizona Project

Abstract for Weekly Colloquium on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm in ENR2 Building, Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, Room S107

This is a critical time for the State of Arizona and key sectors of its economy, given the impacts of the 17-year drought on the Colorado River and historic overallocation of its supplies created by the “structural
deficit” on the watershed. This colloquium will present the history of Colorado River management from 1922 to the present, focusing on the evolution of decision making on the river over time, the impacts of
changing climatic and hydrologic conditions on water supplies, and current negotiations between the seven Basin States and Mexico.

Location of Seminar

ENR2 Building,
Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall
(Room S107)

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