Groundwater Pumping

Type of Content: Video
  • State of the Santa Cruz River

The Santa Cruz River has a compelling human history. Telling this story can awaken a deeper emotional curiosity about the river and entice more people to explore the region’s rich heritage. The...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles

The Santa Cruz River and other riparian areas in the watershed have long been the backbone of the region’s natural and cultural heritage. This rich history is highlighted in the State of the Santa...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
Santa Cruz River, San Lazaro, Sonora
Type of Content: Image Content

The Rio Yaqui drainage basin of northwestern Mexico comprises about 73,000 km of the most inaccessible and rugged terrain in western North America (Blásquez 1959). An average annual discharge of...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
  • A Living River: Charting the Health of the Upper Santa Cruz River, 2010

For thousands of years, rivers in the arid Southwest have sustained people and supported an abundance of plants and wildlife. Though at times unnoticed, the numerous services that these rivers...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles

For thousands of years, people in the arid West have built their communities near rivers that supply drinking water, serve as navigation corridors, and support hundreds of plant, fish, and...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
  • Celebrating Arizona’s Rivers - the San Pedro River

Created as part of a collection of Arizona river overview documents titled "River of the Month Series, Celebrating Arizona’s Rivers". These reports were prepared and supported by Environmental...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles

An Endangered Species within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Historical Significance and Management Challenges

The largest body of water at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles

The Sonoyta mud turtle, Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale, is endemic to a small area in south- western Arizona and northwestern Sonora. The only U.S. population, at Quitobaquito, declined from...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
  • Rio Sonoyta map

The Rio Sonoyta, despite grazing across the watershed, agriculture, groundwater pumping, and the incredible dry nature of the region, still has perennial flow in stretches west of the town of...

Type of Content: Basic page
Dead cottonwood on upper Santa Cruz River

Southeast of Nogales, Sonora.

Type of Content: Image Content
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