skip to the content of this page
AZ.gov Arizona's Official Website Arizona Department of Water Resources
Arizona Department of Water Resources AZ.gov Arizona's Official Web Site
Securing Arizona's Water Future
Climate in the Detrital Valley Basin

Climate data from a NOAA/NWS Co-op Network station are complied in Table 4.3-1 and the location is shown on Figure 4.3-3.  Figure 4.3-3 also shows precipitation data from the Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University.  The Detrital Valley Basin does not contain Evaporation Pan, AZMET and SNOTEL/Snowcourse stations.  More detailed information on climate in the planning area is found in Section 4.0.3.  A description of the climate data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  For a link to the web site for each climate data source click its header.

NOAA/NWS Coop Network

  • Refer to Table 4.3-1A
  • There is one NOAA/NWS Co-op network climate station in the basin at Temple Bar.  The average monthly maximum temperature occurs in July and is is 94.2°F and average minimum temperature occurs.

  • Highest average seasonal rainfall occurs in the winter (January – March).  For the period of record used the annual rainfall is 4.15 inches.

SCAS Precipitation Data

  • Additional precipitation data shows rainfall as high as 12 inches in the southern portion of the basin in the Cerbat Mountains near Grasshopper Junction and as low as four inches in the northern portion of the basin.

Click to view Table 4.3-1

Click to view Table 4.3-1 Climate Data for the Detrital Valley Basin

Click to view Figure 4.3-3

Click for Figure 4.3-3 Detrital Valley Basin Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation

 

Arizona Water Atlas Home

Upper Colorado River Planning Area Home

Download pdf of entire Upper Colorado River Planning Area Download pdf of the Detrital Valley Basin References and Suggested Reading for the Detrital Valley Basin
Colorado River Upper Colorado River Planning Area

Download pdf of Volume 4

Detrital Valley Basin White Hills Road