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Cultural Water Demand in the Bonita Creek Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 3.2-5.  There is no recorded effluent generation in this basin.  Figure 3.2-8 shows the location of demand centers.  A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demand is found in Section 3.0.7.

Cultural Water Demand

  • Population in this basin is very small with 21residents in 2000. 
  • Overall groundwater pumping is relatively constant between 1971 and 2005 with an average of 3,200 AFA in the period from 2001-2005.  Almost all groundwater demand in the basin is water collected in infiltration galleries near Bonita Creek and delivered to the Safford Basin for municipal use.  This water is considered to be groundwater in the Atlas.

  • There are no recorded surface water diversions in the basin.

  • The only municipal demand center according to the USGS Gap Analysis Program (2004) is located near Highway 8 in T1S, R23E. However, there is also municipal demand at Arsenic Tubs.

  • As of 2005 there were 12 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 15 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.  This is the smallest number of registered wells in a planning area basin.

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Cultural Water Demand

 

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