Accession Number:

ADA496229

Title:

Engineering, Planning, and Ecosystem Management: The Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Upper San Pedro River Basin in southeastern Arizona is home to both Fort Huachuca -- the Armys Intelligence Center and Electronic Proving Ground -- and the growing city of Sierra Vista. The basin also contains some of the most diverse plant and animal life in North America. However, water use by Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, and agriculture in the basin threatens to lower the water table and dry the San Pedro River. This, in turn, could alter the vegetation in the basin and eliminate endangered species habitat in the nations first federally protected riparian National Conservation Area. A team from the Harvard Design School the University of Arizona the Desert Research Institute Headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined the range of potential future growth patterns for the basin Alternative Futures and compared them for their relative impacts on a suite of environmental parameters, including hydrology, biodiversity, and landscape vegetation pattern.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE