Three Mingus experimental watersheds, located about 23 mi northeast of
Prescott, Arizona, were established in 1958 and equipped with stream gaging
stations in 1960 (Ffolliott
and Thorud 1974, Hibbert
1986). Watershed A is about 96 ac, Watershed B is 67 ac, and Watershed
C is 44 ac. The mid-area elevation ranges from 6,200 to 6,560 ft and the
mean annual precipitation over 12 yr averages 17 to 19 inches. The chaparral
cover consisted of a low density stand of shrub live oak-mountainmahogany
brush. The density was less than 40% crown cover. The mean annual streamflow
on the untreated watersheds was 0.04 to 0.19 inch and was ephemeral.
Treatments and Practices - how the
study was conducted and treatments used, and management practices used
and results for each, with photos and maps of the areas within the reserve.
Data Collected - this section will provide access to data collected
when we have converted it into electronic form. Precipitation, streamflow,
sediment loads, and other data were collected on Mingus Mountain Watershed
over the period from 1957 to about 1983.
Documentation for the data - what measurements were recorded, how
to interpret it, the years covered, etc.
Data - select the watersheds, time period, etc. then view and download
available in the image database illustrating various aspects and conditions
found in watersheds in the southwestern United States. These can be
accessed after getting into the database by using the key word mingus