Week 2 Rio Awareness Campaign

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Visitors at Upper Lake Mary get their feet wet as water spills over the dam for the first time since 2010. March 17, 2017

Springs and lakes in the Flagstaff area 

During Week One of our campaign, we focused on the importance and challenges of wastewater use in Flagstaff and the Southwest. Read our guest column on the topic published last week in the AZ Daily Sun.

This week we focus on springs and lakes in the Flagstaff area. Both provide critical habitat for wildlife as well as unique recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Consider visiting some of the springs of the Rio de Flag watershed on your own (see this list of springs with directions) or during Jack Welch’s “Where’s the Water?” walk series in April and May (here’s the schedule).

Springs and lakes supply an important source of drinking water for the Flagstaff community. Today, Upper Lake Mary is at 100% capacity meaning that a greater percentage of our drinking water will originate from the lake over the course of this year.

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