The CAGRD Water Supply Program (WSP) was created with a goal of ending CAGRD’s reliance on Excess CAP water, which has been achieved. The WSP has acquired sufficient water supplies to meet projected replenishment obligations for the next 30 years or longer. These water supplies (shown below) include CAP supplies, effluent, and long-term storage credits. The next challenge will be to firm up these existing supplies because more than half of the CAP water in the portfolio will be potentially subject to shortage when the water level of Lake Mead is below the elevation of 1,075 feet. In the current portfolio, CAGRD will be reliant on long-term storage credits to meet obligations when those CAP supplies are reduced by shortage. Acquisition of additional water supplies within the next 5 years will focus on firming of these existing supplies.

Supply Class Volume (AF) Availability Description
CAP M&I 6,426 Annually Permanent entitlement; potential reduction under Tier 3 shortage
CAP Indian (GRIC) 15,000 Annually from 2020 to 2044 25 year exchange; potential reduction under Tier 3 shortage
Effluent (Liberty) 2,400 Annually from 2017 to 2116 100 year lease
CAP NIA (GRIC) 18,185 Annually from 2020 to 2044 25 year lease, subject to shortage reduction
CAP NIA  18,185 Annually from 2022 Permanent allocation; subject to shortage reduction
CAP NIA (WMAT) 2,500 Annually from 2024 100 year lease, awaiting final authorization; subject to shortage
TOTAL 60,196 (currently available) / 62,696 (including future supplies awaiting final authorization)
Long-term Storage Credits (current) 525,000 As needed Currently in CAGRD Subaccount; equivalent to 5,250/year for 100 years
Long-term Storage Credits (future) 390,000 2021-2116 To be acquired under existing purchase agreements; equivalent to 3,900/year for 100 years