ASU, McCain team up to transform Phoenix riverbed

A project being dubbed as Rio Salado 2.0 will tap university expertise, get Valley community input, and students will be involved in the design and research of the area from Granite Reef Dam in the East Valley to the Tres Rios Wetlands in the West Valley.

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Wellington “Duke” Reiter, senior adviser to Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, shared plans Friday to convert the whole Salt River bottom into a public and environmental resource.

In this article posted on ASU Now Aug. 25, 2017:

The project will not be simply a continuation of Tempe Town Lake, but a balance between the two developed areas in the riverbed now: the environmental amenities at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, and the commercial/recreational nature of Tempe Town Lake.