ASU, McCain team up to transform Phoenix riverbed

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.