Project Sage Special Report: Leading the Way in Water Research

Outlet: Arizona Board of Regents

August 26, 2009

A parched compound within earshot of the whoosh of I-10 traffic in Marana, about 20 miles northwest of the University of Arizona campus, seemed an unlikely place for fish. But there were tilapia, darting to the surface and then back into the murky depths of a tank of brine. Hedgerows of saltbush fit more naturally into the desert setting. A putting-green-sized carpet of salt-tolerant turf grass lay at the end of a row of saltbush…

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