Groundwater Hydrology of the Salt River Basin
The Highland Basins include the Salt River, Tonto Creek and Verde River basins, and the northern half of the Agua Fria Basin. Basin-fill aquifers in the highlands are limited in areal extent and are hydrologically connected with stream alluvium. Consolidated rock aquifers surround and underlie the basin-fill aquifers and contribute underflow. Basin-fill aquifers also receive inflow from stream infiltration and mountain front recharge. Where the basin-fill aquifers are discontinuous, underflow between them may be restricted (Anderson, et al., 1992).
Arizona Department of Water Resources. 2015a. Groundwater Hydrology of the Salt River Basin. Online data retrieved at http://www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/StatewidePlanning/WaterAtlas/CentralHighlands/Hydrology/SaltRiver.htm. Accessed March 12, 2015.