Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum presents project update at public meeting
Karen C. Riggs, Cochise County special projects engineer, presented at the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission’s public meeting of the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum (SACF). At the March 21 meeting held in Sierra Vista, Ms. Riggs detailed the history of the county’s recharge projects and presented plans for development. The current project, Bella Vista/Coyote Wash Urban Enhanced Runoff Recharge, is being funded by a $550,000 grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The project design is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020. Cochise County has been an innovator in using stormwater recharge to benefit the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista since 2014.
To view the presentation Ms. Riggs delivered at the SACF meeting, visit the International Boundary and Water Commission website.