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Surface Water Conditions in the Detrital Valley Basin

There are no streamflow data for this basin.  Flood ALERT equipment in the basin is shown in Table 4.3-2.  Reservoir and stockpond data, including maximum storage or maximum surface area, are shown in Table 4.3-3.   The location of flood ALERT equipment, USGS runoff contours and large reservoirs are shown on Figure 4.3-4.  Descriptions of stream, reservoir and stockpond data sources and methods are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 4.3.5 - Perennial/ Intermittent Streams and Springs and Section 4.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology. Where available, the header for each section provides a link to the data web site.  

Flood ALERT Equipment

  • Refer to Table 4.3-2.
  • As of October 2005 there were three stations in the basin.

Reservoirs and Stockponds

  • Refer to Table 4.3-3.
  • The basin borders one large reservoir, Lake Mead, with a maximum capacity of 29,755,000 acre-feet.  The dam that creates Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, is in the Lake Mohave Basin.

  • There are no small reservoirs in the basin.

  • There are 43 registered stockponds in this basin.

Runoff Contour

  • Refer to Figure 4.3-4.
  • Average annual runoff is 0.5 inches per year, or 26.65 acre-feet per square mile, in the center of the basin and decreases to 0.1 inches, or 5.33 acre-feet per square mile, on the edges of the basin.

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Click to view Table 4.3-2 Flood ALERT Equipment in the

Detrital Valley Basin

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Click to view Table 4.3-3 Reservoirs and Stockponds in the Detrital Valley Basin

Click to view Figure 4.3-4

Click for Figure 4.3-4 Detrital Valley Basin

Surface Water Conditions

 

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