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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Dripping Springs Wash Basin

Major springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the basin are shown in Table 3.6-5.  The locations of major springs as well as perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 3.6-5.  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 3.6.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 3.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • There are two perennial streams, the Gila River and Mescal Creek. The Gila River is controlled by releases from Coolidge Dam to meet legal obligations.

  • There are two major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time. The largest discharge is 200 gpm at Mescal Warm spring.

  • There are no minor springs identified at this time.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  Both of the major spring measurements were taken prior to 1985. 

  • The total number of springs identified by the USGS varies from 76 to 99, depending on the database reference.

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Click to view Table 3.6-5 Springs in the Dripping Springs Wash Basin

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Click to view Figure 3.6-5 Dripping Springs Wash Surface Water Conditions

 

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