Monthly Archives: September 2012

Coverage of Arizona Snowbowl’s Use of Reclaimed Wastewater to Make Snow

With the (gradual, certainly in Phoenix) advent of Autumn, some people think of snow skiing. I stumbled across a blog post blandly announcing that Snowbowl’s artificial snow-making system, based on treated effluent, was nearing completion. I wanted more information. Mere … Continue reading

Posted in Water Use | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Arizona Canal

The Arizona Canal runs roughly west in Phoenix, farther north than any other canal in the Salt River Project’s system. It has a number of recreational, artistic, and other attractions along its length, but Phoenicians still haven’t attempted to make … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On stream preservation and the open market

I stumbled across this TED talk recently – it’s very short on specifics, but delivers a great message in a compelling way (which are characteristics of any good TED talk, coincidentally). Enjoy!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Monsoon 2012 Recap

Monsoon 2012 delivered slightly more rain to Phoenix than the average, according to the National Weather Service. The above photo was taken near downtown Phoenix, during one of the last storms of the monsoon. One of relatively few rain events to … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Break or bust?

The weather forecast for the southern half of the state calls for sunny weather with steady highs for the next week, along with low relative humidity. As of September 16, it’s too early to call the end of the Arizona … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

First snow of Winter 2012 in CO

Accuweather.com just reported the season’s first snowfall in the Rockies. The eastern Sawatch Mountains and western Mosquito Range of Colorado will be whitened by snow above 11,000 feet with the heaviest snow expected above 12,000 feet. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment