El Nino Archives

2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

water runoff season

The 2016 winter runoff season, which over-promised and under delivered, proved again that the Salt River Project water-storage system can handle just about anything. SRP and central Arizona depend on wet winters and plentiful precipitation on the mountainous regions north and east of the Valley to replenish the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.… Read More →

El Niño storms affect winter crop industry in Arizona

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by in AZ Business Magazine

This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And Arizona saw its first bout of related weather in early January. The storm, marked by four to five consecutive days of rain, increased cloud cover and left up to… Read More →

2013 Runoff Best in Last Three Years

by in Business News | Energy

While the early forecast of an El Nino season never materialized, the 2013 runoff season nevertheless produced just enough snowmelt to refill the reservoirs to near the previous year’s level on the Salt and Verde rivers going into the heaviest-use period of the calendar year. And, after two of the driest La Nina winters on… Read More →