USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
09447800 BONITA CREEK NEAR MORENCI, AZ
LOCATION - Lat 32°57'20", long 109°31'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.36, T.5 S., R.27 E., Graham County, AZ, Hydrologic Unit 15040005, on left bank 2 mi upstream from intake of city of Safford water supply, 6.3 mi upstream from mouth, and 12.8 mi southwest of Morenci.
DRAINAGE AREA - 302 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Aug. 1981 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,500 ft above sea level, from topographic map.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 20, 1972, 10,000 ft³/s, from slope-area measurement made by city of Safford at site about 2 mi downstream. Flood of June 27, 1981, 1,340 ft³/s, from slope-area measurement at present site, gage height, 5.6 ft, from floodmark.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 19,500 ft³/s, Jan. 18, 1993, gage height, 16.5 ft, from slope-area measurement of peak flow; minimum daily, 0.40 ft³/s, Aug. 25, 2008.