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Geography of the Butler Valley Basin

The Butler Valley Basin, located in the northern part of the planning area, is 288 square miles in area.  Geographic features and principal places are shown on Figure 7.1-1.  The basin is characterized by a valley bordered by two mountain ranges. Vegetation types include Lower Colorado River and Arizona uplands Sonoran desertscrub and a small amount of southwestern interior chaparral on the eastern basin boundary.  (See Figure 7.0-9)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 7.1-1 are:

  • Cunningham Wash running northeast to southwest in the northern portion of the basin
  • Butler Valley bordered by the Harcuvar Mountains on the eastern basin boundary and the Buckskin Mountains on the northwestern basin boundary
  • Harcuvar Peak at 4,618 feet, the highest point in the basin
  • The lowest point in the basin at 1,345 feet at The “Narrows” where Cunningham Wash exits the basin.

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Figure 7.1-1 Butler Valley Basin Geographic Features



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