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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Cienega Creek 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 3.3-4.  The locations of major springs as well as perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 3.3-5.   Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 3.3.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 3.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • There are four streams with perennial reaches, Sonoita Creek, Cienega Creek, Redrock Canyon and Big Casa Blanca Canyon. 

  • There are a number of intermittent streams as well as intermittent reaches of perennial streams in the basin.

  • There are eight major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time.  The largest discharge rate is 430 gpm at Monkey Spring.

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 3.3-4B.  There are two minor springs identified in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  All of the spring measurements in the basin were taken prior to 1983. 

  • The total number of springs identified by the USGS is 78.


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Cienega Creek Basin

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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and

Major (>10 gpm) springs



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