Tanque Verde Creek

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The Tanque Verde Creek watershed includes the Tanque Verde Creek and two of its largest tributaries, the Aqua Caliente Wash and Sabino Creek. The Tanque Verde Creek’s headwa-ters are on both sides of Redington Road in the Rincon and Santa Catalina mountains. This watershed contains some of the largest networks of springs, surface flows and shallow groundwater anywhere in Pima County. Excluding the Agua Caliente and Sabino Creek watersheds, this watershed is 70,199 acres, of which over 50,409 acres is preserved as open space. Tanque Verde Creek is prone to large flash floods that can cause significant damage to homes and property. The District has documented numerous flooded homes along the north bank of the Tanque Verde including within the Forty Niner Country Club Estates subdivision. Flows often frequently close several road crossings, which limits access in the area. Flood insurance is highly recommended and area residents are advised to plan ahead and know alternate routes to get to their destination when roads are closed. This watershed contains 3,821 acres of SFHA, 3,646 acres of locally identified floodplain and 12,232 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.
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Regional Flood Control District

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

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

Customer Service Hours:
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