FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shauna Evans
Dec. 4, 2019 PHONE: 602.771.8079
Arizona Department of Water Resources conducts “basin sweep” to collect water-level measurements in the Lower Gila and Gila Bend Basins
PHOENIX- Beginning the week of December 9, 2019 and continuing for several months, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) will be making an extensive effort to measure water levels in wells in the Lower Gila and Gila Bend Basins. This sweep will cover a large portion of the state southwest of the Phoenix metropolitan area, generally south of I-10 and west of I-85, excluding the Yuma area and along the U.S. – Mexico border.
ADWR staff will attempt to measure water levels at hundreds of wells in the Lower Gila and Gila Bend Basins. This survey of area wells – or basin “sweep,” as it is known — will be the first such basin survey of the area since 2008 in Gila Bend Basin and since 1992 in Lower Gila Basin. The data collected will be used for several purposes, including:
- Analysis of water-level trends
- Groundwater modeling
- Water-level change maps
- Hydrologic reports
- Water resource planning and management
For more information regarding this matter, please contact Public Information Officer Shauna Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 771-8079.