Pantano Wash

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The Pantano Wash begins near the community of Vail at the confluence of Cienega Creek and Aqua Verde Creek. Further downstream, the headwaters of its main tributary, Rincon Creek, originate high in the Rincon Mountains near Rincon Peak over 8,000 feet above mean sea level. The Pantano Wash has been the location of many sand and gravel operations and the most severe threat is lateral migration of the channel. Flood insurance is highly recommended. This waterhsed is comprised of 67,903 acres and contains 4,566 acres of SFHA, 408 acres of locally identified floodplain and 7,925 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.

Flood Hazards


Watershed Map 
Outreach Brochure 
Hazard Map 

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.

Step 6 - Floodplain Management Plan Goals

Floodplain Management Plan Goals

Recommendation of Actions and Floodplain Management Strategy

Pantano Wash Action Plan Map

Follow UsShare this page

Regional Flood Control District

201 N. Stone Avenue, 9th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 724-4600
Fax: (520) 724-4621

Customer Service Hours:
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Department Home Page
Department News
Department Hours
Department Directory
Boards, Commissions and Committees
Department Forms
Public Works Quick Guide
Volunteer with Pima County
Be Flood Safe