FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sally Stewart Lee
Feb. 7, 2019 PHONE: 602.771.8530
Arizona Department of Water Resources conducting “basin sweep” in the Upper San Pedro Basin to collect water level measurements
PHOENIX – Beginning the week of February 4, and scheduled to continue through early March, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) field services began making an extensive effort to measure water levels in wells in the Upper San Pedro Basin.
The general area covered by this basin sweep extends from the U.S. – Mexico border to north of Benson, including the areas in and around Hereford, Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Charleston, Fairbank, Tombstone, Saint David, and Benson, as well as, other remote areas within the basin.
ADWR staff will attempt to measure water levels at hundreds of wells in the Upper San Pedro Basin. This survey of basin wells – or basin “sweep,” as it is known — will be the first such basin survey of the area since 2006. The data collected will be used for several purposes, including analysis of water-level trends, groundwater modeling, water-level change maps, hydrologic reports, and water resource planning and management.
For more information regarding the Upper San Pedro Basin sweep, contact Sally Stewart Lee, ADWR public information officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 771-8530.