Coyote Wash recharge project moves forward

On July 1, 2019, CCRN had the opportunity to update the public on the Coyote Wash Urban Enhanced Runoff Recharge 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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Purpose

The purpose of the Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of water-management projects that meet the long-term needs of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed.

Vision

The vision of the CCRN is a flowing San Pedro River, the conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015, and includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, and the City of Bisbee.