Communities in Central Arizona’s Verde Valley must manage limited water supplies in the face of rapidly growing populations. Developing groundwater resources to meet human needs has raised questions about the effects of groundwater withdrawals by pumping on the area’s rivers and streams, particularly the Verde River.

This two-page fact sheet produced by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) is titled, “Effects of Past and Future Groundwater Development on the Hydrologic System of Verde Valley, Arizona.” It summarizes key findings of a 2013 USGS study examining the effects of groundwater development in the Verde Valley, particularly how it affects streamflow in the Verde River.

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