Verde River Articles

Many conservation organizations are involved in working to protect the Verde River which balances the community water needs with the need to protect the base flow of the Verde and the use of water to benefit riparian habitats important to local economies.

ZGTU started an initiative in 2014 with AZGFD to research an eight mile stretch of the Verde River below Bartlett Lake for restoration and improvement as a trout fishery.   Initial temperature monitorings and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels indicate levels would be good for the stocking and sustainability of trout.   Several additional years of data will be gathered by AZGFD before future options are pursued.