2018 – Springs Stewardship Institute – Springs Online Database
The Verde River Basin (VRB) is a large watershed in central-northern Arizona. As an arid land river, it is subject to highly variable surface flow inputs, but its base flow is sourced from a number of springs. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of springs ecosystem data for the Verde River Basin to help guide water and associated riparian habitat management and policy. The Springs Stewardship Institute’s(SSI) Springs Online database (SpringsData.org) includes information on at least 820 VRB springs, with some level of inventory information (primarily flow and water quality) from 717 springs. Of the 717 surveyed springs there are only 133 detailed inventories of physical and biological parameters; much remains to be learned about the hydrological and ecological roles of springs in this landscape. Data for this report are available in the Springs Online database, which is maintained by SSI. Long-term continuous flow data were compiled from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System database. Click here to learn more and read the full report.