Tom Rubin’s latest posting of the recent storm gave welcome evidence of the Hassayampa River flow through Wickenburg on January 7th. As usually happens, the surface flow through town ceased within a couple of days and the riverbed returned to its normal “underground” state.
As this photo shows, however, the upper Hassayampa watershed is still delivering precious water. The photo was taken at the confluence of Slim Jim Creek and the Hassayampa this past Saturday, January 12th.
Hikers should be advised that the upstream flow from this point may continue to be thirty feet or more in width through January. River crossings in the upper Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness Area (above Williams Ranch) are not advised until the stream flow diminishes. Please remain alert to weather postings if you plan to hike in the upper watershed. Be safe!
Last 5 posts by Allan Hall
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- Goodbye, Old Bridge - November 29th, 2010
- Abandoned Mines Part III: Preserving the "Whispering Ranch" Mine - March 25th, 2010
- Abandoned Mines Part II: Protective Closures - March 10th, 2010