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Prescott AMA Geographic Features

The Prescott AMA is 485 square miles in area, the smallest AMA in the planning area. Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 8.3-1.  Prescott is the only AMA in the planning area in the Central Highlands physiographic province and is characterized by rolling hills and broad valleys. Vegetation types include plains and Great Basin grassland, southwestern interior chaparral, Great Basin conifer woodland and petran montane conifer forest.  (See Figure 8.0-10)

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 8.3-1 are:

  • The Agua Fria River running southeast from near the AMA center to Dewey -Humboldt.
  • Lynx Creek joining the Agua Fria southeast of Prescott Valley.
  • Granite Creek running south to north and Willow Creek running west to east in the center of the AMA.
  • The Bradshaw Mountains on the south, Granite Mountain and Sullivan Buttes to the west, and the Black Hills along the northeast AMA boundary (not well shown on the map).
  • Chino Valley in the north central part of the AMA.
  • The lowest point in the AMA at 4,280 feet where Granite Creek exits the AMA.
  • The highest point in the AMA, Mount Davis at 7,882 feet in the Bradshaw Mountains in the southernmost part of the AMA.

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Figure 8.3-1 Prescott AMA Geographic Features


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