Monsoon Desert

Parts of the desert Southwest experience seasonal “monsoon” activities during the summer from approximately June 15 through September 30.

We encourage residents to establish a four-step plan for monsoon season:

San pedro

Riparian areas and wetlands are the links between land and water. They are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth and are thought of as "ribbons of life," networking across various landscapes and biotic communities.

Phoenix, Arizona

Office buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and other commercial and institutional facilities can use a significant amount of water and energy in their daily operations. In most cases, electricity or gas is used to purify and pump water to a facility, in addition to heating water.

Glendale Garden

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world with more than 2,000 native plant species and hundreds of wildlife species. Special adaptations have allowed plants and animals to survive and thrive in this desert climate for thousands of years.


Streams of Life

Riparian habitats are streams of life in our arid state. We must protect these rare areas and the wildlife that depend on them.

Eye on Drought

Rain, sleet or snow --- drought in Arizona continues and stresses our water resources. Learn about the impacts of drought and how to get involved.

Dive Into Quality Water

Do your part in keeping Arizona's water clean and beautiful. Learn ways to be a good water steward.

Only Rain in the Storm Drain

Give a hoot: Don't Pollute! Keep rainwater runoff from carrying pollutants into our local washes, streams and wetlands.

From Snowflake to Tap

Where does your water come from? Your water may come from snowmelt from mountains, groundwater from wells, or water in reservoirs---you don't often see the source. Find out more.