Agenda and Attendees
Monday, January 23, 2006
10 am to 12 noon
Place: Water Resources Research Center
Contact: Nancy Freeman
Purpose of the meeting is to inform local water experts about the drawdown and lack of recharge in Sahuarita and Green Valley and to brainstorm a range of solutions that will help solve the depletion of the aquifer in Green Valley, including the delivery of CAP and possibility of capturing storm water and enhancing its seepage into the ground, so that storm water will percolate down to the receding groundwater levels.
Short introduction: Nancy Freeman, Groundwater Awareness League
Short Presentation by Eric Holler, Bureau of Reclamation
Informal discussion on recharge possibilities: CAP water, microbasins, microbasins with vadose wells, reservoirs, cisterns, river bed discing or spreading, etc.
Planning for future goals:
1) Collection of relevant reports and information, six months
2) Future meetings could be small groups based on project interest.
3) Groundwater Awareness League compiles information into a report, which would be issued in nine months.
4) Distribute this information to stakeholders and to other rural communities that are not served by CAP.
Other questions to consider:
1) What is the procedure for the Public to apply for rights to water in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area?
2) Have any wells begun to show any elevations in water levels due to the Pima Road recharge station?
3) How much water is available in the basin in the Canoa area that Phelps Dodge is pumping from? How does that pumping affect the area north of Canoa?
4) Is there another water supply, unconnected to Santa Cruz Aquifer, for use by the Phelps Dodge mining operations on the mining site’s west side?
Persons in Attendance (in order of seating):
Green Valley residents: