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Explore Groundwater Level Changes in Arizona Sub-Basins
The Kyl Center for Water Policy developed the Groundwater Level Change Map to show groundwater level changes across the state's sub-basins for 1-year (2017-18), 10-year (2008-18), and 20-year (1998-2018) time periods.
Factors to consider when thinking about the health of a basin include geology, depth to water, land subsidence, and depth to bedrock.
Colorado River Shortage: Entitlements and Access
Most of the pain of Colorado River shortages will fall on those who are using the water, rather than on those who are entitled to it. Understanding this nuance may help water managers discover additional, innovative ways to lease, trade, and exchange water to mitigate shortage impacts.
The Central Arizona Access and Entitlements Map visualizes contract entitlements to Colorado River water and also takes into account long-term leases and exchanges, showing who has access to that water.
Being clear about those entitled to water and those who actually have access to use it can help water policy leaders better frame complex Colorado River shortage issues, which will aid the general public's understanding of how their communities might be impacted.