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Water Adequacy Determinations in the Cienega Creek Basin

Water adequacy determination information including the subdivision name, location, number of lots, adequacy determination, reason for the inadequacy determination, date of determination and subdivision water provider are shown in Table 3.3-9A and B for water reports and analysis of adequate water supply.  Designated water provider information is shown in Table 3.3-9C with date of application, date the designation was issued and projected or annual estimated demand.  Figure 3.3-11 shows the locations of subdivisions and designated providers keyed to the Table.  For a description of the Adequacy Program click here.  For adequacy determination data sources and methods see Volume 1, Appendix A.  For more information on adequacy determinations in the Cienega Creek Basin see Section 3.0.5 - Population.

  • Thirteen water adequacy determinations have been made in this basin through December 2008.
  • Eight determinations of inadequacy have been made, all in the vicinity of Sonoita and Patagonia.
  • All eight determinations of inadequacy were because of the applicant chose not to submit necessary information and/or available hydrologic data were insufficient to make a determination.  One inadequacy determination was also due to poor water quality.
  • There is one analysis of adequate water supply for 189 lots.
  • There is one designated water provider, Empirita Water Company, with a projected or annual estimated demand of 427 acre-feet.
  • The number of lots receiving a water adequacy determination, by county, are:


Number of Subdivision Lots

Number of Lots Determined to be Adequate

Percent Adequate





Santa Cruz





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Cienega Creek Water Adequacy Determinations

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