USGS Scientist to Discuss Restoration Impacts at Hassayampa River Stakeholder Meeting

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Laura Norman was asked to provide a presentation at the Hassayampa River Study meeting. Stakeholders in the 3,700 km² watershed are interested in the benefits of hydrologic modeling to assess if stormwater management practices would impact stormflows, sedimentation, and groundwater recharge.

The Hassayampa River is an intermittent river, the headwaters of which are just south of Prescott, Arizona, and enters the Gila River near Hassayampa, Arizona. Although the river has only subsurface flow for much of the year, it has significant perennial flows above ground within the Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness and the Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve.