Sabino Creek

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
Sabino Creek’s headwaters are near the summit of Mount Lemmon and the community of Summerhaven. Originating at nearly 9,000 feet above mean sea level, it descends steeply through canyons before spilling out onto the bajada foothills and then into geologic floodplains associated with the Tanque Verde Creek. Flash flooding is a significant risk in this area. This watershed is comprised of 140,539 acres and contains 3,821 acres of SFHA, 3,646 acres of locally identified floodplain and 12,232 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.

Flood Hazards


Watershed map 
Outreach Brochure 
Hazard Map

Floodplain Studies

Floodplain Study FP-025-1993 - Mt. Lemmon Culvert Study, CMG, Drainage Engineering, Inc., 11/19/1993, and Final Drainage Report for Summerhaven Village Center, CMG Drainage Engineering, Inc., 9/13/2005.

Floodplain Study FP-045-2003 - Summerhaven Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis, URS, 12/30/2003.

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

Sabino Creek Action Plan Map

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