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Shallow Groundwater Primer

Shallow groundwater is found within 50 feet of the land surface—vital for supporting mesquites, willows, and other streamside plants.

Graphic: What is happening to shallow groundwater at Sabino and Tanque VerdeWhy does it matter?

Groundwater this shallow is only found in small pockets of the Tucson Basin and is important because it is the source for many of our creeks and rivers.

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