From the bloggers at Box Canyon Blog:
It’s been a kind winter here in Arid-zona—wet, like it used to be—as green and lush as I can ever remember. Perhaps if all winters were this rainy, “The Grand Canyon State” would stand a chance of meeting the thirst of its growing suburban sunbelt communities.
Water-wize, the only thing keeping Tucson afloat (pun intended) is the Arizona Project, a diversion canal built to transport water all the way from the Colorado River Basin. Tucson was depleting it’s groundwater supply so fast that the city was actually settling at a rate of 2 inches per year. As in the movie Oz, it turns out to be more show than substancea fireman with a garden hose.
To read the full story at Box Canyon Blog, click here.