Recharge your health while we recharge the river

Residents and visitors are being invited to recharge their health, while Cochise County recharges the San Pedro River.

Following the completion of the award-winning Palominas Stormwater Recharge and Flood Control Project in 2014, the County’s Engineering & Natural Resources department is proposing to establish a public walking and biking path along its recharge basins, on the east side of Palominas Road. The facility, located on the west side of the San Pedro River, is designed to recharge up to 98-acre feet annually via its large detention basin and 13 recharge cells.

“This will provide residents and tourists with a place to exercise safely, while learning about the County’s recharge project and our ongoing efforts to protect the San Pedro River,” explained Environmental Projects Coordinator Mark Apel.

The public is invited to provide feedback on the project, which will be a half-mile, non-motorized path, at an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Palominas Assembly of God, 10466 S. Highway 92.

For more information contact Mark Apel at (520) 432-9306 or email


Photo: Proposed walking and biking path along the Palominas Recharge Project