These photos address issues of water scarcity, access, and distribution in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona; they are intended to connect common perceptions with the reality of usage in the American southwest, which often includes wastefulness, large expense, and an ever-increasing need for creative solutions and alternatives.
Santa Cruz River at Highway 86, South Tucson.
Irrigated fields just north of Mission San Xavier del bac, Tohono O'odham Nation.
Looking southeast from Cochise Stronghold, Dragoon Mountains.
Biosphere 2's ocean and savanna complex.
Hard water. Mission San Xavier del bac, Tohono O'odham Nation.
The SAVSARP groundwater recharge station currently recharges 60,000 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water delivered via the Central Arizona Project (CAP).
A tour of one of the Watershed Management Group's properties in Tucson.
A particularly lush property on University Ave., Tucson.
A dry fountain in a paved lot, west of 12th Ave., South Tucson.
Input from the Central Arizona Project's main canal, northwest of Tucson.
The public pool in winter. Himmel Park, Tucson.
Brandi Fenton Splash Pad, Tucson.
Tucson Boulevard flooding after light rain.
Rainwater harvesting cistern at 2504 East Elm, Tucson.
Rio Cancion off East River Road, Tucson.