Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/316495
Title:
Arizona Water Resource Vol. 21 No. 4 (Fall 2013)
Author:
University of Arizona. Water Resources Research Center.; Radonic, Lucero; Banister, Katie; Xiu, Brittany; Rupprecht, Candice; Eden, Susanna; Megdal, Sharon
Publisher:
Water Resources Research Center, College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/316495
Additional Links:
https://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/awr
Abstract:
In the City of Prescott, the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, along Granite Creek, is an oasis for wildlife and humans surrounded by development. The city’s wastewater treatment plant and transfer station are located a block to the east, a lumber company and a concrete block manufacturer are located to the south, Highway 89 and some dense subdivisions are to the west. Over the last century, this riparian area has been a sand and gravel mine, a dumpsite, a 4-wheel playground, and a shooting range. In 1995, the City of Prescott established the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve and transferred its management to Prescott Creeks, a grassroots organization working to improve the health of the local Granite Creek Watershed. With the labor of community volunteers, Prescott Creeks realigned four sections of the degraded creek channel giving them a more natural course and revegetated the floodplain to restore riparian habitat and improve water quality. In an area where non-point source pollution is a serious water quality issue, these changes help slow stormwater runoff and filter E-coli bacteria and other contaminants.
Type:
text; Newsletter
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Arid regions -- Research -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Research -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Water-supply -- Arizona.

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dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Arizona. Water Resources Research Center.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRadonic, Luceroen_US
dc.contributor.authorBanister, Katieen_US
dc.contributor.authorXiu, Brittanyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRupprecht, Candiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorEden, Susannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMegdal, Sharonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-06T00:53:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-06T00:53:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/316495-
dc.description.abstractIn the City of Prescott, the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, along Granite Creek, is an oasis for wildlife and humans surrounded by development. The city’s wastewater treatment plant and transfer station are located a block to the east, a lumber company and a concrete block manufacturer are located to the south, Highway 89 and some dense subdivisions are to the west. Over the last century, this riparian area has been a sand and gravel mine, a dumpsite, a 4-wheel playground, and a shooting range. In 1995, the City of Prescott established the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve and transferred its management to Prescott Creeks, a grassroots organization working to improve the health of the local Granite Creek Watershed. With the labor of community volunteers, Prescott Creeks realigned four sections of the degraded creek channel giving them a more natural course and revegetated the floodplain to restore riparian habitat and improve water quality. In an area where non-point source pollution is a serious water quality issue, these changes help slow stormwater runoff and filter E-coli bacteria and other contaminants.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWater Resources Research Center, College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/awren_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectArid regions -- Research -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Research -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater-supply -- Arizona.en_US
dc.titleArizona Water Resource Vol. 21 No. 4 (Fall 2013)en_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typeNewsletter-
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