Arizona Department of Water Resources field hydrologists conducting “basin sweep” to collect water level measurements in the Willcox, Douglas, San Bernardino Valley and San Simon basins
Phoenix – Beginning the week of January 4, 2021, and continuing for several months, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) field services staff will be making an extensive effort to measure water levels in wells in the Willcox, Douglas, San Bernardino Valley and San Simon basins.
ADWR staff will attempt to measure water levels at hundreds of wells in these groundwater basins. This survey of wells – or basin “sweep,” as it is known — will be the first such basin survey of the area since 2015. The data collected will be analyzed and used to obtain a comprehensive overview of the groundwater conditions and to support scientific and water management planning efforts. Uses of the data will include:
- Analysis of water-level trends
- Groundwater modeling
- Water-level change maps
- Hydrologic reports
- Water resource planning and management
The general area covered by this basin sweep is the southeastern portion of the state and extends from the U.S. – Mexico border to north of Willcox, Bowie and San Simon.
For more information regarding the planned basin sweep, see ADWR Public Information Officer Shauna Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 771-8079. Details about the nature of basin sweeps and groundwater modeling can be found here.