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Geography of the Hualapai Valley Basin

The Hualapai Valley Basin is a medium-size basin in the north central part of the planning area at 1,212 square miles.  Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 4.4-1.  The basin is characterized by a wide north-south trending valley, mountains along the west basin margins and cliffs and plateau on the eastern basin boundary. Vegetation types include Mohave desertscrub, semi-desert grassland, interior chaparral, conifer woodlands and conifer forest. (see Figure 4.0-9)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 4.4-1 are:

  • Principal community of New Kingman-Butler, the small community of Hackberry and the national park service facilities at South Cove.

  • Hualapai Valley running through the center of the basin

  • Red Lake, a dry lake in the center of the basin

  • Truxton Wash running from the southeast near Hackberry to Red Lake

  • The Cerbat Mountains on the southwestern basin boundary with the highest point in the basin, Cherum Peak at 6,978 feet

  • Mt. Tipton on the western basin boundary in the Cerbat Mountains

  • The lowest point in the basin is at Lake Mead at approximately 1,100 feet

  • The Grand Wash Cliffs located along the eastern basin boundary

  • The White Hills located along the northwest basin boundary

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Click for Figure 4.4-1 Hualapai Valley Basin Geographic Features

 

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