The series of winter storms did Arizona reservoirs more good than predicted and eased the drought — but have still left the West in dire need of lots more of the same.

The Christmas Eve storm produced 20,000 acre-feet of runoff into Salt River Project reservoirs, according to SRP’s watershed manager Charlie Ester.

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Mike White

If Cragin stays low, will there be enough water to supply the new park's lake and water features without dipping into the water table using its well? With the former option, the Town's water system will see more income. With the latter, the Town will have to pay the electricity for MHA to run the well to pump out the water table (according to a memorandum of understanding that I read).

Don Manthe

Currently, I do not believe there is a connection (hard or hydraulically) to utilize Cragin water (raw or treated). However, the question on the use of the water supply and how wheeled is valid ...

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