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Cultural Water Demand in the Hualapai Valley Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 4.4-6.  Effluent generation including facility ownership, location, population served and not served, volume treated, disposal method and treatment level is shown in Table 4.4-7.  Figure 4.4-10 shows the location of demand centers.  A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demands is found in Section 4.0.7For information on gpcd and annual water demand by individual community water systems in this basin see ADWR's Community Water System Program annual water use reporting summary.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Population in this basin has tripled since 1980, increasing from 11,361 in 1980 to 37,544 in 2000.   

  • There are no recorded surface water diversions in this basin.  Groundwater use has increased in this basin since 1971, with an average of 3,850 AFA from 1971-1975 to an average of 9,050 AFA from 2001-2005.  The majority of this demand, 8,900 AFA, is for municipal use.  The City of Kingman, in the Sacramento Valley Basin, obtains most of its water from well fields in this basin.

  • Most of the municipal and industrial demand is in the vicinity of New Kingman-Butler with a smaller portion of municipal demand along Pierce Ferry Road.

  • Industrial groundwater demand is minimal in this basin, less than 300 AFA from 1991-2005.  All industrial groundwater demand is for mining.

  • There are three small mines or quarries in the basin, two north of Pierce Ferry Road and one on the basin boundary north of New Kingman-Butler.

  • As of 2005 there were 918 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 91 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

Effluent Generation

  • Refer to Table 4.4-7.
  • There are two wastewater treatment facilities in this basin, Desert Fountain Wastewater Treatment Plant, which serves a subdivision in the New Kingman-Butler area and Kingman – Hilltop, which serves the City of Kingman and New Kingman-Butler.

  • Information on population served and effluent generation was only available for the Kingman – Hilltop facility.  This facility serves over 16,000 people and generates almost 1,800 acre-feet of effluent per year.

  • The Kingman – Hilltop facility discharges to an evaporation pond and a wildlife area.

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