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Chapter 3: Providing water and forage in the Salt-Verde River BasinAuthor(s): Leonard F. DeBano; Malchus B. Baker; Gerald J. Gottfried
Source: In: Baker, Jr., Malchus B., compiler. History of watershed research in the Central Arizona Highlands. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-18.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe Salt-Verde River Basin, covering about 8.4 million acres of the Central Arizona Highlands, supplies most of the water for the Salt River Valley in addition to providing other multiple use values. Mixed conifer, ponderosa pine forests, and a portion of the pinyon-juniper woodlands predominantly occupy the higher-elevation watersheds. Chaparral shrublands occupy a wide range of elevations, experience varied annual precipitation amounts, and overlap major portions of the pinyon-juniper woodland and semidesert grassland types (figure 2). Management of these shrublands for increased forage and water production, and reduction in sediment production and its subsequent transport into Roosevelt Reservoir, has been of major interest to people in the Central Arizona Highlands and Salt-Verde River valley since the early 1900s.
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CitationDeBano, Leonard F.; Baker, Malchus B., Jr.; Gottfried, Gerald J. 1999. Chapter 3: Providing water and forage in the Salt-Verde River Basin. In: Baker, Jr., Malchus B., compiler. History of watershed research in the Central Arizona Highlands. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-18.
Keywordswatershed management, water yield, hydrology, mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, pinyonjuniper, chaparral, riparian, vegetation treatment
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