Coyote Wash management project moves forward

On July 1, 2019, CCRN had the opportunity to update the public on the Coyote Wash Stormwater Management Project. For the past three years, CCRN has sought ways to help support the San Pedro River ecosystem and the sustaining aquifer, according to CCRN member Karen Riggs. She and Ricardo Aguirre, founder of Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc., were pleased to present the project update at the July 1 meeting.

The goal of the recharge project is to “raise groundwater levels in a critical area that both supports river base flows and protects the river from municipal groundwater pumping centers,” Riggs said. “The project could provide anywhere from 150 to 600 acre-feet per year depending on the amount of rainfall.”

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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.