Living in the desert, water remains a very precious resource.
As Arizonans continue to hear more about the anticipated Tier 1 water shortage along the Colorado River in 2022, it is important Peoria residents have facts and know the city’s water supply will not be impacted at this time.
Declining water levels in Lake Mead, which serves as the reservoir for water in the Lower Colorado River Basin, are triggering a Tier 1 shortage declaration. Peoria has prepared for drought conditions in Arizona for many years and has plans in place if the shortage levels on the Colorado River continue to worsen.
About 34% of Peoria’s water supply is from the Colorado River/CAP Canal. Additionally, Peoria uses 61% of its available CAP supply and then the rest is stored underground for later use.
To learn more about Peoria’s diverse water supply, and how the city is prepared, visit Peoria's Drought and Shortage FAQ page at www.peoriaaz.gov/droughtready.