Babocomari River

Babocomari River
Babocomari River Arizona 2014.jpeg
The Babocomari River in 2014.
CountryUnited States
LocationSanta Cruz and Cochise Counties, Arizona
Physical characteristics
 • locationSonoita Basin
 • location
San Pedro River, Fairbank, Arizona
 • coordinates
31°43′20″N 110°11′38″W / 31.72222°N 110.19389°W / 31.72222; -110.19389Coordinates: 31°43′20″N 110°11′38″W / 31.72222°N 110.19389°W / 31.72222; -110.19389[1]
 • elevation
3,825 ft (1,166 m)[1]
Length25 mi (40 km)
Basin features
River systemColorado River

The Babocomari River is a major tributary of the upper San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona. The river begins in the Sonoita Basin near the community of Elgin, Arizona, and flows eastward for approximately 25 miles (40 km) before merging with the San Pedro, just south of the Fairbank Historic Townsite in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The Babocomari drains an area of about 310 square miles (800 km2), including the northern Huachuca Mountains, the northwestern Canelo Hills, and the southern Mustang Mountains, and is one of three drainages of the Sonoita Basin, the other two being Sonoita Creek and Cienega Creek. Vegetation consists of riparian trees along the main channel and small marshy grasslands.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Babocomari River
  2. ^ Joseph P Cook Ann; et al. (July 2009). "Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the San Pedro River Aravaipa Creek and Babocomari River Southeastern Arizona: Babocomari River Geology and Geomorphology" (PDF). Arizona Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-12-12. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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