Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tempe Town Lake

Let's talk about a lake closer to home that starts with the letter T.  

Tempe Town Lake is often the center of curious conversation. Where did it come from? It's a reservoir that fills a small portion of dry river bed of the Salt River. The primary inflow of water comes from the Colorado River as part of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and not the Salt River. However, the lake dams are operated by Salt River Project under a contract with the City of Tempe.