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CCRN publishes second annual report

CCRN is pleased to announce the release of its Annual Report 2021. Highlights of the 10-page report include a summary of what the CCRN does, accomplishments and lessons learned, and what comes next. In addition to the Annual Report, CCRN developed a Funding Requirement flier to demonstrate funding needed to complete the projects. Both the
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Online portal offers critical water information on San Pedro Basin

A Web-based Hydrologic Information Portal (WHIP) is now live after six years of work by the agencies in the Upper San Pedro Partnership to gather data from decades of work on the Upper San Pedro Basin. The WHIP, which was designed to serve as a resource for water managers, decision makers, researchers, and the public,
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Celebrating World Water Day

World Water Day was Tuesday, March 22, 2022, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) celebrated by discussing groundwater and ongoing recharge projects. TNC held a virtual meeting to talk about the impact of climate change and groundwater pumping around the rural communities in Arizona, including Cochise County. Read the full Herald/Review story, and view a recording
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CCRN makes an impact

The Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network (CCRN) is pleased to announce that its 5-Year Review and 2020 Annual Report was selected to receive an Impact Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southern Arizona chapter. The award was given at the annual PRSA Impact Awards recognition ceremony held on November 2, 2021, at
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It takes a village to save a desert river

It takes a village to save a desert river, including partnerships and persistence. Twenty-three years ago, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) first sat down with stakeholders from local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to see if they could collaborate on hydrologic science along the San Pedro. The group evolved into the Upper San Pedro Partnership
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CCRN publishes first 5-year review and annual report

CCRN released its 5-year Review and Annual Report 2020 on June 11, 2021. Highlights of the 30-page report include a summary of what the CCRN is and how it works, accomplishments and lessons learned, and data on the eight CCRN sites and projects. The report was prepared by The Nature Conservancy and Montgomery & Associates
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ADWR completes San Pedro basin well sweep study

Arizona Department of Water Resources completed the San Pedro basin well sweep study, and staff hydrologists found decline of water levels in more than 77 percent of the wells tested since 2007, according to a March 10, 2021, Herald/Review article. The study covers the San Pedro basin, which includes the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation
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New multiuse trail around Palominas Recharge Project open

Cochise County has announced the opening of a new, 2-mile multi-use trail around the Palominas Recharge Project. “After months of planning and development, the trail is open to hikers, strollers, bikes and horseback riding on the county’s 285-acre recharge property. The public now has access to a safe and scenic landscape for exercise and fresh
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2020 Wet/Dry Maps Available

Since 1999, the Nature Conservancy has conducted the Wet/Dry Mapping Project giving volunteers the opportunity to monitor our rivers. Every June, participants in the program walk or ride horses along the San Pedro River to record where the streams have surface flow and where they are dry during the hottest, driest time of the year.
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Mission

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, and Fort Huachuca.