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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Morenci 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 3.9-5.  The locations of major springs as well as perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 3.9-6.   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 3.9.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 3.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • There are many perennial stream reaches located throughout the basin. Some of these streams are the San Francisco River, Blue River, Grant Creek, Strayhorse Creek, KP Creek, Willow Creek, Cienega Creek and Eagle Creek.

  • Numerous intermittent streams are also located throughout the basin.

  • There are nine major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time.  The largest discharge rate was 200 gpm at an unnamed spring along the San Francisco River. 

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 3.9-5.  There are eight minor springs identified in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  The most recent measurement was in 1992; seven springs were measured before 1982 and one has no date.

  • The total number of springs identified by the USGS varies from 308 to 358, depending on the database reference.

Click to view Table 3.9-5

Click to view Table 3.9-5 Springs in

the Morenci Basin

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Click to view Figure 3.9-6 Morenci Basin

Perennial/Intermittent Streams and

Major (>10gpm) Springs


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