CHARTING THE HEALTH OF THE UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER a living river 2010 Water Year
A Living River – Charting The Health Of The Upper Santa Cruz River (2010 Water Year)

The Living River series began with a baseline study in the 2008 water year (October 1, 2007–September 30, 2008) to assess the health of a 20-mile stretch of the river in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, from Rio Rico to Amado. This third annual Living River report summarizes results from the 2010 water year (October 1, 2009–September 30, 2010).

A Living River: Where Community and Nature Meet

Charting Santa Cruz River Conditions from Northwest Tucson to Marana – 2019 Water Year The Santa Cruz River near El Camino Del Cerro and flowing north into Marana, has been improving for almost… MORE ›

Dragonfly Day on the Santa Cruz River

9 – 11:30 AM Virtual event FREE Celebrate the colorful dragonflies living along the Santa Cruz River! Event schedule: 9 to 10 a.m. Meet the Santa Cruz River! Learn about dragonflies and river ecology… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River

The Santa Cruz River has provided life-sustaining water for more than 12,000 years. Climate aridification and a century of overuse has negatively impacted the river, however we can continue to restore its vitality.