Water Resources Research Center,
April 28, 2023
The fourth installment in the WRRC’s Arizona Water Factsheet initiative is now available! The Mohave County Water Factsheet provides a general overview of local water resources, as well as insights about how communities adjacent to the Colorado River work to improve their water supply resilience in the face of drought and a rigid regulatory context. While long-term drought and water shortages directly impact the county, water-related recreation in Mohave County is an important related part of the conversation. The county provides public access to three major reservoirs of the lower Colorado River: Lakes Mohave, Havasu, and Mead. Acknowledging the unique characteristics, priorities, and values of Mohave County, the WRRC collaborated with local experts to guide the content and showcase existing water-related data. The Mohave County Factsheet Technical Advisory Committee included Mohave County Cooperative Extension Director Andrew Brischke, Mohave County Water Authority, the City of Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and several other county representatives. Additional stakeholders provided input reflective of the deep local knowledge about the county’s water resources and management. Factsheets are available for Maricopa, Pima, Cochise, and Mohave Counties, and work is well underway for Graham, Greenlee, and Yavapai Counties! Follow the series and read about water in each county on our dedicated Arizona Water Factsheet website.