El Rio Watercourse Project
The El Rio project is a Watercourse Master Plan that will enhance the land around the Gila River, while also providing alternatives for flood control in the area. The El Rio will potentially become a continuously flowing river, lush with reintroduced cottonwood and willow, and other native trees. In addition, the Maricopa County Flood Control District will identify areas along the Gila River in Goodyear that can be developed into recreational facilities. This project is in its early stages, so citizen input is welcome on the Maricopa County Flood Control website.