Colorado River Basin Data Visualization Challenge: $60K in Prize Money

Launch: September 7, 2017 Close: November 17, 2017 Details, Questions, and Registration at InnoCentive |  Follow at Challenge.gov | Solver FAQ The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation seeks innovative, interactive, and user-driven visualizations to improve the understanding of past, current, and projected water conditions in the Colorado River Basin. Reclamation and Colorado River Basin (CRB) data plays a significant role in the management of… MORE…

BSMAR 16 Abstracts Due Nov 1

The 16th biennial symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge — “Recharge to the Rescue! Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool — will take place at on March 5-7, 2018, in San Diego. This event continues a long-standing series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. The 15th MAR Symposium was combined with the Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Late Summer Thunderstorms

—Alan Dulaney Lightning flashes and the rumbles and booms of thunder comprise the usual picture we have of late summer storms. However, this year they are being replicated in meetings across Arizona. It hasn’t been quiet this summer. In June, Governor Ducey convened state water leaders in a discussion of issues facing Arizona. The Governor wants one voice speaking for… MORE…

Santa Cruz River Improvements Survey

The Sonoran Institute is currently conducting an online survey that will be used to guide future work related to the Santa Cruz River. This is your chance to be a part of the development of a Pima County Regional Flood Control District Management Plan for the river between Grant Road and Trico Road. The deadline for submitting your response is… MORE…

AZGS Releases Post-Wildfire Debris-Flow & Flooding Assessment for Coconino County

Note: Ann Youberg and Joe Cook will be presenting a talk on this research at the upcoming AHS Symposium in Flagstaff. The Arizona Geological Survey released today an open-file report involving a joint project with JE Fuller that identifies areas at risk from flooding and debris flows in the aftermath of a reasonable-scenario wildfire in Coconino County. The report is… MORE…

AGS August 22 Meet & Greet: A Networking Event

Join the Arizona Geological Society and friends at this August’s Meet & Greet event. Come out and have a good time, drink some beer, eat some food, and “talk rocks” or water. When: 22 Aug 2017 |  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Borderlands Brewing, 119 East Toole Avenue, Tucson Food: Pizza and veggies sponsored by National Exploration Wells and… MORE…

Colorado River Supply Report Released

The CAP just released its July Colorado River supply report. According to the 24-month study, the forecasted release from Lake Powell for WY2018 will be 9.0 MAF. This indicates that Lake Powell will be operating under the Upper Elevation Balancing Tier, with an April 2018 adjustment. The study also forecasts Lake Mead to have an end-of-year elevation of 1,082 feet… MORE…

Government Goings-on: MODFLOW Funding Threat

—Alan Dulaney One of the most important programs ever developed by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources Division is MODFLOW. Hydrologists everywhere use this software package to better understand the subsurface flow of groundwater. USGS has devoted over 40 years of support to maintaining and improving MODFLOW and its associated packages; version 6 is the most current release. MODFLOW is… MORE…