Managing rare ecosystems in a unique natural setting
The Bill Williams River flows through the wild Arizona desert. Most of the river below Alamo Dam, the only major dam and reservoir in the watershed, runs through wholly undeveloped lands. This makes the Bill Williams a river of critical ecological importance and unique scientific opportunity in the Southwestern U.S., where most rivers are highly engineered for human uses. The Corps, Conservancy and numerous partner organizations are working together to better understand the connections between water and nature as part of an ongoing and collective effort to promote science-based stewardship of this rare oasis.