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Availability of Additional Water for Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise County, Arizona

Water Supply Paper 1475-H

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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Abstract

The Chiricahua National Monument is in the eastern part of Cochise County, Ariz. The monument is about 35 miles southeast of Wilicox in the north end of the Chiricahua Mountains which border Sulphur Springs Valley on the west. The area is drained by two intermittent washes, one in Bonita and the other in Rhyolite Canyons. Shake Spring is the present source of water for the monument. It ranges in rate of flow from 2 to 12 gpm (gallons per minute) and during dry periods It is not adequate to support the requirements of the monument. Ample water to meet the present and future needs of the Chiricahua National Monument is available from a combination of several sources - undeveloped springs or seeps, capture of runoff out of the canyons, and wells drilled in the alluvium.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Availability of Additional Water for Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise County, Arizona
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1475
Chapter:
H
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1962
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
209-216 p. & 1 map in pocket.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series