Agua Caliente Wash

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The Agua Caliente Wash’s headwaters originate in the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of about 5,000 feet above sea level. This watershed contains some of the largest networks of springs, surface flows and shallow groundwater anywhere in Pima County. Just upstream of Tanque Verde Road, the Agua Caliente levee has been built to direct floodwater under the Tanque Verde Road Bridge. Agua Caliente Wash and its tributaries impact hundreds of properties, and the District has documented flooded structures due to flooding from this watercourse. Flows may also create unsafe road crossings and limit property access when water is flowing. In this area it is important to plan ahead to find safe alternate routes and purchase flood insurance. This watershed contains 3,821 acres of SFHA, 3,646 acres of locally identified floodplain and 12,232 acres of Regulated Riparian Habitat.

Flood Hazards


Watershed Map 
Outreach Brochure 
Hazard Map 

Floodplain Studies

Floodplain Study FP-018-2009 - Soldier Wash and its Tributary, RFCD, 6/10/2010. (Webmaster's note: Please note that erroneous versions of Exhibits 1.1 and 1.2 were accidentally linked here. If you downloaded Exhibits 1.1 or 1.2 previously, please ensure that you have the correct version of these exhibits.) Exhibit 1.1, Exhibit 1.2, Exhibit 3.1, Exhibit 3.2(Note: This study replaces two previous Special Studies for Soldier Wash, one study by Arroyo Engineering and one study by RGA Engineering, and also replaces a previous Special Study #33 for Milagrosa Hills Wash)

Agua Caliente Wash Floodplain Study website.

Erosion Studies

There are currently no erosion studies in this watershed.

Step 6 - Floodplain Management Plan Goals

Floodplain Management Plan Goals


Recommendation of Actions and Floodplain Management Strategy

Action Plan Map

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