Water Ranch, Gilbert, Ariz.

Black-necked stilt, Gilbert Water Ranch

Black-necked stilt, Gilbert Water Ranch

In Phoenix for a meeting, I had a couple of hours’ hole in my schedule and skipped out to the “Gilbert Water Ranch”. It’s an interesting example of what the water management solution space looks like in arid central Arizona.

It’s a series of groundwater recharge basins in the Phoenix suburb – both treated municipal sewage and imported Colorado River water. It’s also a lovely municipal park (lots of walkers on a weekday morning). And the birds seem to enjoy it as well.

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  1. Curious about “groundwater recharge” Aren’t compressed or subsided aquifers resistant to recharge?

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