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Arizona Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Arizona Lakes and Rivers Map
Arizona Rivers Shown on the Map:   Agua Fria River, Big Chino Wash, Bill Williams River, Black River, Brawley Wash, Cataract Creek, Centennial Wash, Chinle Wash, Clear Creek, Colorado River, Dinnebito Wash, Gila River, Hassayampa River, Kanab Creek, Little Colorado River, Moenkopi Wash, Polacca Wash, Pueblo Colorado Wash, Puerco Wash, San Cristobal Wash, San Pedro River, San Simon Creek, Santa Cruz River, Santa Maria River, Virgin River and White River

Arizona Lakes Shown on the Map:   Alamo Lake, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Powell, San Carlos Reservoir and Theodore Roosevelt Lake.


 Arizona Stream and River Levels
Arizona river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Arizona. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Arizona river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Arizona Stream and River Level Alerts
Arizona water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Arizona stream and river level alerts.


 Arizona Water Publications
Arizona precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Arizona. View the water resource publications for Arizona here.


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 Arizona Drought Map
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The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Arizona drought map here.




 Arizona Precipitation Map
Arizona precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Arizona and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Arizona precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Arizona Elevation Map
Arizona elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Arizona elevation map.


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