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Each year, the Salt River Project pumps some 11,000 acre-feet out of the Blue Ridge Reservoir atop the Mogollon Rim, runs it down to Washington Park near Whispering Pines and dumps it into the East Verde River.

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Blue Ridge water gushes into East Verde

SRP sends water down streambed just in time for fishing season

The Salt River Project yesterday sent water gushing down the East Verde River — and not a moment too soon. The spring-fed East Verde had declined to a 3 cubic-foot-per-second trickle where it crosses Cracker Jack Road, according to a brand-new, solar-powered stream monitoring station SRP installed this winter. SRP each year pumps some 11,000 acre-feet out of the Blue Ridge Reservoir atop the Rim, runs it down to Washington Park near Whispering Pines and dumps it into the East Verde.

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