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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs in the Coconino Plateau Basin

Major and minor springs with discharge rates and date of measurement, and the total number of springs in the basin are shown in Table 6.1-5.  The locations of major springs and perennial and intermittent streams are shown on Figure 6.1-6.   Descriptions of data sources and methods for intermittent and perennial reaches and springs are found in Volume 1, Appendix A. Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 6.1.4 - Surface Water Conditions and Section 6.0.2 - Surface Water Hydrology.

  • Most of the perennial streams are located along and in the vicinity of the northern basin boundary.  All perennial reaches, aside from the Colorado River, are short, spring fed and flow into the Colorado River.

  • Intermittent streams are found along the Colorado River and in the vicinity of Williams.  The Little Colorado River is intermittent for most of its length in the basin.

  • There are 30 major springs with a measured discharge of 10 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater at any time. The largest discharge rate is 101,600 gpm at the Blue springs area which supports perennial flow in the Little Colorado River.

  • Springs with measured discharge of 1 to 10 gpm are not mapped but coordinates are given in Table 6.1-5B.  There are 27 minor springs in this basin.

  • Listed discharge rates may not be indicative of current conditions.  Many of the measurements were taken during or prior to 1995. 

  • The total number of springs, regardless of discharge, identified by the USGS varies from 71 to 80, depending on the database reference.


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Coconino Plateau Basin

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Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Major (>10 gpm) Springs



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