ASU Study Finds Tucson Conservation Programs Increased Water Storage

Arizona State University geophysicists, coupled with research from the California Institute of Technology, recently published a study showing Tucson Water conservation and management efforts decreased area land subsidence and loss of aquifer storage volume.

The study used satellite data that showed land was moving downward faster during aquifer storage volume loss until 2010 and that conservation and recharge efforts helped the city reduce aquifer depletion in subsidence zones and store water for the future.

Researchers stated that challenges in Tucson offer lessons for many other cities in the Southwest with similar predicaments. The complete paper was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Click here for information on Tucson Water's conservation and efficiency programs.