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Canal safety tips

Canal safety is top of mind for us at SRP as temperatures drop; it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the Valley’s more than 80 miles of multiuse trails along the canals. From running to biking, the paths provide a perfect opportunity to enjoy our natural desert climate and the active waterways that keep Phoenix moving forward.

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Two men about the release a large, white weather balloon from the top of a building in Phoenix.

How we use weather balloons

Did you know meteorologists can use balloons to aid in weather forecasting? SRP’s weather balloon program measures vertical profiles of temperature, humidity, wind and pressure over the Valley. Both the local and global weather community benefit from this data. SRP’s team of meteorologists manages the balloon program that provides valuable data to SRP and the National Weather Service. This data helps forecast thunderstorms within and

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