Number 9 – Our Canal System

Do not laugh. The number 9 thing I love about Phoenix is our canal system. We use well over a 100 billion gallons of water a year and growing. On the hottest days, our water use nears 500 million gallons. Almost all of it comes from either the Salt, Verde, or Colorado Rivers and it arrives through our canal system. The Central Arizona Project canal runs from Lake Havasu to Tucson. It is an open aqueduct system. Avereage loss due to evaporation is estimated at around 4%. This stuff really does fascinate me.

Number 9 – Our canal system, really.

Counting down the top 30 things I love about Phoenix, can you feel the excitement?

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