Water Flows To Resume Tuesday After $6M In CAP Canal Repairs
After six weeks of having parts of the Central Arizona Project canal dry in order to do $6 million in repairs, Colorado River water will be flowing again this week.
The Arizona Republic reports that repairs were done to the canal where it tunnels beneath the Salt River in north Mesa.
Water was still delivered to customers west of that point, but about 75% of CAP water is normally delivered beyond there.
Several cities, tribes and irrigation districts rely on CAP water deliveries to supplement water supplies they get from the Salt and Verde rivers and from groundwater pumping.