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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Aravaipa Canyon Basin

Major and minor springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the basin are shown in Table 3.1-2.  The locations of major springs and perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 3.1-5. Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found here.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 3.1.3 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 3.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • There are four perennial streams including, Aravaipa Canyon, Parsons Creek, Turkey Creek and Virgus Canyon.  All perennial streams are located in the northeastern portion of the basin. 

  • A number of intermittent streams are located in the Galiuro Mountains along the southern boundary and on the eastern boundary of the basin.

  • There are seven major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time.  The largest discharge rate is 100 gpm at Hanging Spring.

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 3.1-2.  There are 15 minor springs identified in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions. For example, some springs have variable discharge and recent measurements for two major springs, Jackson and Saltuna, were less than 10 gpm.

  • The total number of springs identified by the USGS varies from 87 to 116, depending on the database reference.

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Click for Table 3.1-2 Springs in the

Aravaipa Canyon Basin

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Click for Figure 3.1-5 Aravaipa Canyon Basin Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major (>10gpm) Springs


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