Characterize, Manage, and Protect the Nation’s Surface and Groundwater Resources
Goals and Objectives
- Continue to monitor regional groundwater levels.
- Maintain, expand and/or upgrade the Nation’s current electronic rain and stream gage network.
- Continue to provide flood plain hazard evaluations.
- Continue to implement the Nation’s Water Code and educate the public about its procedures and goals.
- Actively monitoring regional groundwater levels throughout the Nation by measuring water levels in 130 wells annually.
- Maintains 40 rain and/or stream gage stations that support flood warning and monitoring needs.
- Providing flood plain hazard evaluations for new home sites and home renovations.
- Implement the Nation’s Water Code and educate the public by making presentations to the communities and districts throughout the Nation.
- Develop Water Management Plan’s for each basin. A Water Management Plan documents groundwater resources, identifies water quality issues and water use on the Nation, and provides a planning tool for present and future use.
- Provide education to each district on the purpose of the Water Management Plan’s and solicit input.
- Levee design for Ali Chugk Community.
- Floodplain evaluation and levee design for Vamori wash, near the community of Vamori.
- Provide technical assistance with mining related issues.
- Provide technical assistance with implementing the provision of the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act (SAWRSA).
- Provide technical assistance with the Nation’s Water Settlement Activities.
- Implement the Nation’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan. This plan was adopted by the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council on January 16, 2018, Resolution No. 18-018. This plan addresses vulnerabilities and impacts caused by climate change on the Nation’s land. The Nation’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan page is being developed and will be added soon.
P.O. Box 10
Sells, Az 85634
Office: (520) 383-2362
Fax: (520) 383-5563