CAP University is an educational program for members of the public to increase awareness and knowledge about CAP.
- How much do you know about the large canal that brings water across the state to more than 80 percent of Arizonans?
- Do you know how it works?
- Where the water comes from?
- The history of how it was built and what the future plans are?
Central Arizona Project (CAP) is Arizona’s single largest resource for renewable water supplies. CAP is designed to bring about 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Central and Southern Arizona every year. More than 5 million people, or more than 80% of the state’s population, live in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties, where CAP water is delivered. CAP carries water from Lake Havasu near Parker to the southern boundary of the San Xavier Indian Reservation southwest of Tucson. It is a 336-mile long system of aqueducts, tunnels, pumping plants and pipelines and is the largest single resource of renewable water supplies in Arizona.
RELATED BLOG & VIDEO: Rosie & Romey went on a helicopter tour of the CAP Canal System [WATCH HERE]. Learn how water is moved, how water is stored, how water is treated, precautions taken to ensure no flooding occurs, and more! Get to know your water: additional CAP resources and links at Central Arizona Project Canal: Arizona’s Source For 35% Of Its Water Resources
If you’d like to learn more, here’s your chance! Sign up today for the virtual Introduction to CAP course!