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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

 

  

Project # 25

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service 61,239 acres
Supplemental Service 22,365 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service 0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms 2,090
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands 177,761 acres
Total Irrigable Lands 261,365 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served 9,406
Non-Farm Population Served 1,990,973
Total Population Served 2,000,379

 

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
Year Actual Area Irrigated (Acres) Crop Value (Dollars)
1983 82,692 103,055,428
1984 90,194 111,696,162
1985 76,516 99,676,930
1986 64,404 82,225,212
1987 60,489 90,087,219
1988 63,973 81,519,208
1989 63,469 80,162,127
1990 65,160 81,301,685
1991 64,932 83,453,076
1992 65,929 105,748,829

 

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

    

 

Project Water Supply

 

Current Conditions

 

 

 

Streamflow


Salt River below Stewart Mountain Dam, Arizona (USGS)
Verde River below Bartlett Dam, Arizona (USGS)

Streamflow Forecast Map


Spring and Summer (NRCS)

Snowpack Information


Mountain Snowpack Maps for Colorado River Basin

Drought Index


Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)

 

 

Historic Conditions

 

Annual Precipitation
Normal 7.66 in
Maximum - 1978 15.23 in
Minimum - 1977 3.16 in
Phoenix, Arizona 1961-1990  

 

Temperature
Mean Annual 72.4 ?F
Daily Maximum - 06/26/1990 122 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/05/1950 17 ?F
Phoenix, Arizona 1948-1996  
Growing Season 304 days
Elevation of irrigable area 900 - 1,300 ft

 

Salt River
Drainage area at Roosevelt Dam 5,824 mi2
Annual discharge at Roosevelt Dam:  
Maximum - 1916 2,729,200 acre-ft
Minimum - 1913 496,500 acre-ft
Average - 1,007,285 acre-ft
Annual discharge at Mormon Flat Dam:  
Maximum - 1928 787,410 acre-ft
Minimum - 1929 549,750 acre-ft
Average - 619,186 acre-ft
Annual discharge at Stewart Mountain Dam:  
Maximum - 1973 1,445,667 acre-ft
Minimum - 1952 248,127 acre-ft
Average - 608,562 acre-ft

 

Verde River
Drainage area at Bartlett Dam 6,160 mi2
Annual discharge:  
Maximum - 1973 1,116,162 acre-ft
Minimum - 1961 126,291 acre-ft
Average - 358,078 acre-ft

 

 

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Project Water Quality

Lower Salt

Lower Verde

Tonto

Upper Salt

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Pumping Plants
Power Facilities

 

    

 

Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams 6
Diversion Dams 1
Canals 131 mi
Laterals 876 mi
Pumping units for wells 278
Hydroelectric powerplants 5
Thermal powerplants 4
Thermal powerplants - participant Transmission lines
1,183 mi Substations

 

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Storage Facilities

Bartlett Dam

Horse Mesa Dam

Horseshoe Dam

Mormon Flat Dam

Stewart Mountain Dam

Theodore Roosevelt Dam

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Diversion Facilities
http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/dams/az10316.htm
Type: Concrete ogee weir, embankment wings
Location On the Salt River, 22 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona.
Year Completed 1908
Dimensions:  
Structural height 29 ft
Hydraulic height 18 ft
Weir crest length 1,000 ft
Volume 35,000 yd3
Sluiceway:  
North Side Canal: Four 15 by 9 ft slide gates.
South Side Canal: Nine 7 by 5 ft slide gates.
Diversion Capacity:  
North Side Canal: 2,000 cfs
South Side Canal: 1,600 cfs

 

Power Canal Diversion Dam1
Type: Concrete weir, embankment wings
Location On the Salt River, near Livingstone, Arizona Year completed: 1906. Reconstructed in 1936-1937 and further modified in 1937-1938.
Year Completed 1937-1938
Dimensions:  
Structural height 12 ft
Hydraulic height 8 ft
Total Crest Length 862 ft
Weir crest length 500 feet
Weir Crest Elevation 2,180.3 ft
Volume 16,000 yd3
Sluiceway: Four (7 by 9.75 foot) slide gates.
Headworks: Three (7 by 5.25 foot) slide gates.
Diversion Capacity: 220 cfs

 

1 The diversion dam is no longer in use and the headworks were sealed off in 1941

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Carriage Facilities
Arizona Canal
Location Generally west from Granite Reef Diversion Dam, 22 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona.
Construction period 1883-1884. Enlarged by Reclamation, 1911-1912
Length 38.5 mi
Diversion capacity 2,000 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 70 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 5.2 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 50 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 6.8 ft
Lining thickness 1.5 in

 

Grand Canal
Location From point on Arizona Canal, about 4 miles north of Tempe, Arizona, south to Tempe, then northwest through Phoenix to New River.
Construction period 1878. Enlarged during 1907-1913
Length 22.3 mi
Diversion capacity 900 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 35 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 5 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 28 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 5 ft
Lining thickness 1.25 in

 

South Canal
Location From Granite Reef Diversion Dam southwest to Mesa, Arizona, where the canal divides into the Consolidated and Tempe Canals.
Construction period 1889
Length 10.1 mi
Diversion capacity 1,650 cfs
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 63 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 8 ft
Lining thickness 1.25 in

 

Consolidated Canal
Location Generally south from South Canal division gates near Mesa, Arizona.
Construction period 1925-1927
Length 18.4 mi
Diversion capacity 1,325 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 40 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 5 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 60 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 8 ft
Lining thickness 1.5 in

 

Eastern Canal
Location East of and generally paralleling the Consolidated Canal south from South Canal at South Consolidated Powerplant.
Construction period 1889. Lined in 1925-1927
Length 14.5 mi
Diversion capacity 325 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 31 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 4.2 ft
Lining thickness 1.25 in

 

Tempe Canal
Location Generally southwest from South Canal at division gates near Mesa, Arizona.
Construction period 1871. Enlarged 1926-1927
Length 9.3 mi
Diversion capacity 600 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 45 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 4 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 34 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 4 ft
Lining thickness 2 in

 

Western Canal
Location West from Tempe Canal near Tempe, Arizona.
Construction period 1911-1913
Length 14.4 mi
Diversion capacity 550 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 35 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 4.5 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 35 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Water depth 4 ft
Lining thickness 1.25 in

 

Cross Cut Canal
Location From Arizona Canal south to Grand Canal near Tempe, Arizona.
Construction period 1912-1913
Length 3.5 mi
Diversion capacity 400 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 38 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 4.1 ft
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 16 ft
Side slopes 1:1
Water depth 6 ft
Lining thickness 4.5 in

 

Power Canal - Abandoned in 1941
Location From Power Canal Diversion Dam on Salt River about 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, west along Theodore Roosevelt Reservoir to Theodore Roosevelt Dam.
Construction period 1902-1903. Enlarged in 1911-1912
Length 19.3 mi
Diversion capacity 225 cfs
Typical section in earth:  
Bottom width 15 ft
Side slopes 0.25:1
Typical section, concrete lined:  
Bottom width 10 ft
Side slopes 0.75:1
Lining thickness 2 in

 

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Pumping Plants
Designation Number of units Total capacity, cfs Total dynamic head, ft Total horsepower
Well Pumpig Divisions:        
Northside 130 437.79 280 21,385
Southside 115 546.95 324 29,355
P&H 3 21.97 125 450
Booster plants:        
Highline 8 125.00 42 1,500
Distribution 8 50.17 5 160

 

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Power Facilities

Theodore Roosevelt Powerplant

Horse Mesa Powerplant

Mormon Flat Powerplant

Stewart Mountain Powerplant

Crosscut Powerplant - Hydro

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Last updated: Jan 04, 2016