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Hydrology Division

Chief Hydrologist, Frank Corkhill


ADWR’s Hydrology Division performs a variety of activities in support of the Office of the Director, other ADWR Divisions and the public. The Division's main responsibilities include:

Rain Drop Collecting geophysical data and managing the statewide groundwater level monitoring program

Rain Drop Conducting hydrologic assessments and quantifying statewide water resources information to aid in future planning

Rain Drop Developing groundwater flow models and predictive water use scenarios in support of water management policies and decisions

Groundwater Modeling Section

Field Services Section

The Groundwater Modeling Section provides support in making water management decisions by developing groundwater models, performing GIS analysis of hydrologic data, and publishing related reports.


Example of a Groundwater Model Cross-Section

Rain Drop Groundwater Modeling Section

The Field Services Section provides support in making water management decisions by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting hydrologic data.  This section is comprised of the Basic Data Unit and the Geophysics/Surveying Unit.

Earth Fissure

Earth Fissure in Cochise County


Automated Groundwater Monitoring Site

Automated Groundwater Monitoring Site

Rain Drop Basic Data Unit

Rain Drop Geophysics/Surveying Unit

Hydrology Division Navigation Links

Use the above links to navigate the Hydrology Division