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Cultural Water Demand in the Upper Hassayampa Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 5.4-8.  Effluent generation including facility ownership, location, population served and not served, volume treated, disposal method and treatment level is shown in Table 5.4-9.  Figure 5.4-10 shows the location of demand centers. A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demands is found in Section 5.0.7For information on gpcd and annual water demand by individual community water systems in this basin see ADWR's Community Water System Program annual water use reporting summary.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Population in this basin has increased from 6,050 in 1980 to 10,479 in 2000.

  • There are no recorded surface water diversions in this basin.  Total groundwater use has increased in this basin since 1971, with an average of 3,000 AFA during 1971-1975 to an average of about 3,900 AFA in 2001-2005.

  • Municipal groundwater use has increased slightly from an average of 2,200 AFA in 1991-1995 to 2,600 AFA in 2001-2005.

  • Industrial use of groundwater has remained a constant 800 AFA from 1991-2005, primarily due to dairy use.

  • Groundwater use for irrigation located north of Wagoner was less than 1,000 AFA during 1991-2005.

  • The only demand centers identified by USGS Gap in the basin are in the vicinity of Wickenburg, north of Congress and near Groom Creek, however low intensity M&I is also found in the vicinity of Congress.

  • The basin contains a large, currently inactive copper mine, the Zonia Property, and three small mines or quarries near Wagoner Road.  Two small mines or quarries are located north of Congress.

  • As of 2005 there were 1,890 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 312 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

Effluent Generation

  • Refer to Table 5.4-9.
  • There are two treatment facilities in this basin serving over 5,800 people that generate almost 600 acre-feet of effluent per year.

  • Information on disposal method is only available for the Wickenburg facility.  Effluent at this facility is discharged to unlined impoundments that recharge the aquifer.

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Click to view Table 5.4-8 Cultural Water Demand in the Upper Hassayampa Basin

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Click to view Table 5.4-9 Effluent Generation in the Upper Hassayampa Basin

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Click to view Figure 5.4-10 Upper Hassayampa Basin Cultural Water Demand

 

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