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Accession Number PB2013-100671
Title Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Base Flow in the Verde Valley, Central Arizona, 2007 and 2011.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 44p
Personal Author B. D. Garner D. J. Bills
Abstract Synoptic base-flow surveys were conducted on streams in the Verde Valley, central Arizona, in June 2007 and February 2011 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Verde River Basin Partnership, the Town of Clarkdale, and Yavapai County. These surveys, also known as seepage runs, measured streamflow under base-flow conditions at many locations over a short period of time. Surveys were conducted on a segment of the Verde River that flows through the Verde Valley, between USGS streamflow-gaging stations 09504000 and 09506000, a distance of 51 river miles. Data from the surveys were used to investigate the dominant controls on Verde River base flow, spatial variability in gaining and losing reaches, and the effects that human alterations have on base flow in the surface-water system. The most prominent human alterations in the Verde Valley are dozens of surface-water diversions from streams, including gravity-fed ditch diversions along the Verde River.
Keywords Arizona
Base flow
Gaging stations
River basins
Seasonal variability
Spatial distribution
Stream flow
Surface water
Verde Valley(Arizona)

Source Agency US Geological Survey
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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