A pair of watersheds located about 8 mi southwest
of Prescott, on the Prescott National Forest, were gaged in
1958. One watershed designated as Whitespar
A was about 300 acres in size and an adjacent watershed
designated as Whitespar B was 250 acres.
The elevations of Whitespar A and B range from 5,900 to 7,200
ft. The climate is semi-arid with 26 inches of annual precipitation
over 30 yr. About 90% of the streamflow from the untreated
watershed occurred between December and April. More...>
Treatments and Research
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 is a new section we're working on
that will soon provide access to data on precipitation,
streamflow, sediment loads, and other data that were collected
on the Whitespar Watersheds over the period from 1957 to
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
Images - available in the image database illustrating various
aspects and conditions found in watersheds in the southwestern
States. These can be accessed after getting into the database
by using the key word whitespar.