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Santa Cruz AMA Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major Springs

Major and minor springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the AMA are shown in Table 8.4-5.  The locations of major springs and perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 8.4-5.   Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.


  • Perennial streams include reaches of the Santa Cruz River and Sonoita Creek. The perennial reach of the Santa Cruz River is in a 12-mile long effluent dominated segment.
  • A number of intermittent streams occur along the eastern AMA boundary.
  • There are two major springs in the AMA with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time.
  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 8.4-5B.  There is one minor spring.
  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  Both measurements were taken during or prior to 1952.
  • The total number of springs, regardless of discharge, identified by the USGS or ALRIS varies from 46 to 48, depending on the database reference.

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Table 8.4-5 Springs in the Santa Cruz AMA

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Figure 8.4-5 Santa Cruz AMA Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major (>10 gpm) Springs


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