Babocomari River at Huachuca City Site

The Babocomari River at Huachuca City Site is located just downstream of the Huachuca City wastewater ponds, on the Babocomari River. The site is also adjacent to/downstream of three parcels with conservation easements that collectively protect 488 acres of Babocomari riverfront and buffers the north-border of Fort Huachuca’s East Range from additional development. An estimated 9 acre-feet/year of groundwater will not be pumped due to precluded development on the 104-acre parcel. There is no recharge project currently planned at the site, however, initial studies suggest a project here may raise groundwater levels under the Babocomari River, increasing flows in this important tributary of the San Pedro River and connecting sections of the river that do not flow year-round. Initial groundwater modeling studies conducted in 2011 led to the identification of the importance of this site to the San Pedro River. Groundwater monitoring at the site began in 2019.

The Babocomari River, an important tributary of the San Pedro River, runs through the middle of this CCRN site. Currently this section of the Babocomari River only flows after rains. (photo credit: Brooke Bushman)

Mission

The mission of the Cochise Conservation & Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of land and water management projects that result in a healthy watershed, flowing San Pedro River, conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015, and includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, and the City of Bisbee.