Bisbee explores projects to help keep San Pedro flowing

The San Pedro River is one of the last undammed rivers in the American Southwest. It is critical to Cochise County’s economy. According to Bisbee City Manager Steve Pauken, the river is essential to the existence of Fort Huachuca.

Current dry mapping by the Nature Conservancy shows that one of the driest parts of the river right now lies between State Route 92 and the U.S. Mexican border near Bisbee. This has led to two new projects in Bisbee to recharge the river using water from its wastewater treatment plant. 

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The mission of the Cochise Conservation & Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of land and water management projects that result in a healthy watershed, flowing San Pedro River, conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015. The members are Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, the City of Bisbee, Fort Huachuca, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.