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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Agua Fria Basin

Major and minor springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the basin are shown in Table 5.1-5.  The locations of major springs and perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 5.1-6.   Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 5.1.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 5.0.5 - Surface Water Hydrology

  • Perennial streams in this basin include the Agua Fria River, Ash Creek, Sycamore Creek, Indian Creek, Silver Creek, a small reach of Humbug Creek, Yellow Jacket Creek and Grapevine Creek.  Most perennial streams are in the northern portion of the basin.

  • A number of intermittent streams are located throughout the basin.

  • There are five major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time. The largest discharge rate is 340 gpm at Castle spring.

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 5.1-5B.  There are 14 minor springs identified in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  All of the measurements were taken during or prior to 1993. 

  • The total number of springs, regardless of discharge, identified by the USGS varies from 294 to 297, depending on the database reference.

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Click for Table 5.1-5 Springs in the Agua Fria Basin

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Click for Figure 5.1-7 Agua Fria Basin Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major (>10gpm) Springs


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