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Climate of the Cienega Creek Basin

The Cienega Creek Basin does not contain any NOAA/NWS Co-op Network, Evaporation Pan, AZMET or SNOTEL/Snowcourse stations.  Figure 3.3-3 shows precipitation contour data from the Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University.  More detailed information on climate in the planning area is found in Section 3.0.3.  A description of this and other climate data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  For a link to the climate data source web page click its header.

SCAS Precipitation Data

  • See Figure 3.3-3
  • Precipitation data shows average annual rainfall is as high as 40 inches in the vicinity of McCleary Peak in the Santa Rita Mountains and as low as low as 14 inches at the Mescal Arroyo north of Interstate 10.

Cienega Creek Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation

Click for Figure 3.3-3 Cienega Creek Basin Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation

 

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