Tule Desert

To provide comments on this watershed for consideration in the Floodplain Management Plan, contact Greg Saxe
Planning Manager
(520) 724-4633.
The watershed extends from the Bates Mountains and Cipriano Hills within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument westward past the Antelope Hills and Sierra Pinta to the Tule desert Playas including Dos Playas, Pinta Playa and Las Playas near the traditional O’odham community of Papago Well. Near 1000’ above mean sea level, these are amongst the lowest elevations within the County. This watershed is comprised of 117,506 acres and 386 acres of Pima County Regulated Riparian Habitat.

This watershed is entirely within federal lands and therefore classified as Zone D indicating that it like tribal lands has not generally had flood risk mapping completed under the National Flood Insurance Program. No floodplain studies are available within this watershed.

Flood Hazards

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.

Flood Exposure

This section yet to be completed.

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. 

Maps and Projects

This section yet to be completed.

Recommendation of Actions and Floodplain Management Strategy

This section to be completed based on feedback received through the planning process.