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Wet Winter Will Benefit AZ Lakes and Rivers


Arizona has seen a lot of rain and snow over the past few months, and that’s good news for the rivers and lakes across the state. Officials with the Salt River Project say this has been one of the best winters for the Verde and Salt River water systems in the last 30 years. Many of SRP’s reservoirs, including Horseshoe and Bartlett on the Verde River, are expected to reach capacity. The Salt River Project has released water from Bartlett Dam on the Verde River to create additional storage capacity for water from snowmelt and recent rains. But the rain and snowmelt has resulted in flooding throughout Arizona, including in Black Canyon City, Sedona, and Camp Verde.

***Photo of Verde River

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