More water access coming to Picacho Mountains

TUCSON, AZ - Wildlife in southern Arizona's Picacho Mountains will soon have greater access to water all year-round.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department officials will work Saturday to redevelop a water catchment to hold any rainwater and keep it stored in a new tank.

The agency, along with 75 volunteers from the Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, will remove the old tank and put in a new, larger one.

Volunteers will also help install a new drinker.

Officials say wildlife, ranging from birds to deer and javelina, will benefit.

They say some desert bighorn sheep have been spotted near Picacho Peak in the last year.

Money from the agency's special big game license-tag funds is being used to fund the project.

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