Arizona Department of Water Resources

The documents listed below were authored by the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).

Major aquifers, well yields, estimated natural recharge, estimated water in storage, number of index wells and date of last water-level sweep are shown in Table 3.13-5. Figure 3.13-7 shows aquifer flow direction and water-level change between 1990-1991 and 2003-2004.

Major aquifers, well yields, estimated natural recharge, estimated water in storage, number of index wells and date of last water-level sweep are shown in Table 2.1-6. Figure 2.1-7 shows aquifer boundaries, aquifer flow direction and water-level change between 1990-1991 and 2003-2004.

Major aquifers, well yields, estimated natural recharge, number of index wells and date of last water-level sweep are shown in Table 8.1-6. Figure 8.1-6 shows aquifer flow direction and water-level change between 1991-1992 and 2002- 2003 for the entire Phoenix AMA.

The Verde River Basin is a relatively large basin that encompasses part of the Coconino Plateau in its northern portion with the Mogollon Rim defining its eastern boundary. It is characterized by steep canyons, rugged mountains and by broad alluvial valleys in the north and west-central portions of the 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).

As a result of high growth rates, physically and legally limited water supplies, drought, economic constraints and relatively little comprehensive water resource planning and management, water supplies are stressed in some parts of Arizona. The Arizona Department of Water Resources has collected and synthesized currently available water-related information for the State of Arizona into a “water atlas”, organized by planning area.

Section I of the Third Management Plan provides an overview of the Arizona Department of Water Resources' (Department) water management approach, a description of the physiologic and hydrologic conditions, and water resources of the Phoenix Active Management Area (AMA), and a detailed description of water use characteristics of the various water use sectors within the AMA.

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Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website