Cienega Creek

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The Cienega Creek headwaters originate in Santa Cruz County in the Canelo Hills south of the community of Sonoita. Tributaries draining the eastern slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains and the western slopes of the Whetstone Mountains join it. Running along the east side of State Route 83, it passes under Interstate 10 and joins the Agua Verde to form the Pantano Wash near the community of Vail. This watershed contains one of the last reaches of perennial flow in Pima County and is con-sidered an Oustanding Arizona Water by the State of Arizona. This watershed is comprised of 207,659 acres and contains 7,299 acres of SFHA, 511 acres of locally identified floodplain and 31,572 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.

Flood Hazards


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Click HERE to view the outreach brochure
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Floodplain Studies

There are currently no floodplain studies in this watershed other than those conducted by FEMA that are provided on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

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.

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