Tucson Mountains

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The Tucson Mountain watershed drains the eastern slopes of the Tucson Mountains and includes numerous washes that are tributary to the Santa Cruz River. The Tucson Mountains are rocky and have steep canyons that spill out onto alluvial fans before widening further onto the geologic floodplain under natural conditions. Development in low-lying areas is particu-larly at risk, and residents in these areas are encouraged to obtain flood insurance. All residents of this area should prepare for road closures when water is flowing and plan ahead to find alternative routes. There have been numerous swift water rescues in this area due to people trying to drive on flooded roads. This watershed is comprised of 34,339 acres and contains 810 acres of SFHA, 888 acres of locally identified floodplain and 2,575 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.

Flood Hazards

Maps

Click HERE to view the watershed map
Click HERE to view the outreach brochure

Floodplain Studies

Floodplain Study FP-004-1986 - Tucson Mountain Basin Study, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., March 15, 1986.
 
Floodplain Study FP-013-1991- Holladay Street & Forrest Avenue Watershed Study, McGovern, MacVittie Lodge & Dean, Inc., 1/22/90 and Drainage Relief Assessment for the Drexel/Westover Intersection, CMG Drainage Engineering, Inc., 11/25/1991.

Floodplain Study FP-020-1992 - Valencia Wash Basin Management Study, Alpha Engineering, 3/8/1993.

Floodplain Study FP-037-1999 - Camino de Oeste Wash, Arroyo Engineering, Inc., January 1999.

Floodplain Study FP-043-1995 - Idle Hour Wash Letter of Map Revision, Simons, Lie & Associates, 3/24/1995.

Floodplain Study FP-047-2007 - Silverbell Trails Estates, Delph Engineering, Inc., 10/1/2003.

Floodplain Study FP-062-2010 - West Speedway Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 5/6/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-063-2010 - Camino de Oeste Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 6/30/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-064-2010 - Del Cerro Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 5/26/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-065-2010 - Roger Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 5/27/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-066-2010 - Sweetwater Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 5/26/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-067-2010 - Unnamed Wash 1 Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 6/17/2010.

Floodplain Study FP-081-2013 - Tucson Mountains Unnamed # 02 and # 03 Washes Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 11/25/2013. 

Floodplain Study FP-082-2014 - Yuma Mine Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 1/20/2014.

Floodplain Study FP-088-2015 - Tucson Mountains Unnamed # 10 Wash Technical Data Notebook for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Mapping, RFCD, 7/1/2015. 

Erosion Studies

There are currently no erosion studies in this watershed.

Areas of Interest (Known Issues, Gaps, Problems and Needs)

Issues Provided by Public and Stakeholder Input

No issues have been identified to date.

Issues from the District Flood Response Manual

No issues have been identified to date. 

 

Recommendation of Actions and Floodplain Management Strategy

This section to be completed based on feedback received through the planning process.