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Geography of the Peach Springs Basin

The Peach Springs Basin is a medium-size 1,409 square mile basin in the northeastern portion of the planning area.  Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 4.8-1.  The basin is characterized by a relatively high elevation plateau area, steep canyons and relatively small valleys. The Colorado River defines the northwestern basin boundary. Vegetation types include Great Basin conifer woodland, plains and Great Basin grassland, Great Basin and Mohave desertscrub and a small area of montane conifer forest. (see Figure 4.0-9)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 4.8-1 are:

  • The Grand Wash Cliffs on the northwest basin boundary

  • Aubrey Valley north of Audley

  • Aubrey Cliffs on the eastern basin boundary

  • Peach Springs Canyon, with access to the Colorado River

  • The Music Mountains on the west basin boundary with the highest point in the basin, an unnamed point at approximately 6,760 feet

  • The lowest point in the basin, approximately 1,100 feet on the Colorado River at the northwest point of the basin

  • Not well indicated is the Hualapai Plateau comprising most of the basin north of Peach Springs

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Geographic Features

 

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