Natural Threats & Hazards

  1. Drought
  2. Extreme Heat
  3. Fissure
  4. Flood
  5. Severe Wind/ Dust Storm
  6. Subsidence
  7. Wildfire

Drought is a result of a natural decline of in the expected precipitation over an extended period of time, typically one or more seasons in length. A drought’s severity depends on numerous factors, including duration, intensity, and geographic extent as well as regional water supply demands. While the Sonoran Desert’s arid climate has subjected Maricopa County to drought conditions throughout its history, water management efforts have mitigated water shortages for the past century.

More information on Drought

Arizona Emergency Information Network

Water Management

Central Arizona Project (CAP)

Salt River Project (SRP)

Water Conservation

Central Arizona Project (CAP)

Salt River Project (SRP)