Maricopa County water managers tour recharge facilities

On May 30, 2019 a dozen staff people from the Maricopa Flood Control District, City of Surprise and the City of Buckeye made a stop in Cochise County to visit the county’s recharge facility in Palominas. Engineers, floodplain managers and environmental planners made up the contingency of folks interested in the way the county is addressing flood control issues while, at the same time, recharging the aquifer that feeds the San Pedro River, ensuring streamflow that is important to wildlife and maintaining riparian habitat. The Palominas Recharge and Flood Control Facility is a unique and innovative project that is getting more attention around the state as are the collaborative efforts of the CCRN. Click here for more information about the CCRN and the county’s recharge projects.


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.


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.