Grand Canyon National Park Airport Drainage Master Plan and Water Use Study

A Drainage Master Plan and Water Use Study for the Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) has been initiated to assess its existing airport drainage deficiencies, level of past and current potable water use, and the evaluation of existing water treatment and storage systems.

This Study was an outgrowth of the Airport Master Plan (AMP) recently completed by the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Planning Division Aeronautics Group and was identified by the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) as a goal for next steps.

The goals of this study are:

  • Developing a Drainage Master Plan and Water Use Study consistent with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines and recommendations
  • Estimating future water demands considering the Airport Master Plan planned development
  • Evaluating reasonable alternatives for providing increased potable water source(s)

Study phases include:

  • Data collection and existing conditions analysis
  • Alternatives analysis and draft Drainage Master Plan
  • Implementation phase and cost analysis
  • Final Drainage Master Plan

The Grand Canyon National Park Drainage Master Plan and Water Use Study will be prepared in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation's Multimodal Planning Division Aeronautics Group (ADOT-MPD, Aeronautics Group) guidelines and industry-accepted practices, including Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans, and Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design. This study is anticipated to take approximately 14 months to complete, which includes time for agency reviews.