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Central Arizona Project: A Vision for Arizona

In the early 20th century, Arizona's leaders knew the state's future depended on a water supply that was secure, stable and renewable. They pursued that vision; the result was Central Arizona Projects (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, is the state's single largest renewable water supply...
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The Colorado River: The Lifeline of the West

By Kelli Ramirez Fifty years ago, the Big Mac debuted, Boeing introduced the first 747 jumbo jet, and 60 Minutes aired on television. However, for the state of Arizona, these milestones paled in comparison to September 30, 1968, the day Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Colorado River Basin Project Act, legislation that authorized construction of...