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Geography of the Ranegras Plain Basin

The Ranegras Plain Basin, located in the northern part of the planning area is 912 square miles in area.  Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 7.7-1.  The basin is characterized by a plain bordered by mountain ranges.  Vegetation types include Lower Colorado River Valley and Arizona uplands Sonoran desertscrub. (See Figure 7.0-9)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 7.7-1 are:

  • Bouse Wash in the northern portion of the basin
  • Ranegras Plain in the center of the basin bordered by the Plomosa, New Water and Little Horn Mountains in the west and the Granite Wash and Little Harquahala Mountains in the east
  • The highest point in the basin at 2,704 feet in the New Water Mountains
  • The lowest point in the basin at 930 feet near the Town of Bouse.

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Figure 7.7-1 Ranegras Plain Basin Geographic Features


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