Cibecue Creek (Arizona)

Cibecue Creek is a river situated in Navajo County, Arizona.[1]

Cibecue Creek lies entirely within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.[2] The Cibecue Creek Valley region is home to the Cibecue Apache. The settlement of Cibecue lies on the creek, and the Battle of Cibecue Creek took place in the area.

The creek's watershed encompasses 750 square kilometres (190,000 acres) and flows from forested hills around the Apache–Sitgreaves National Forests to Salt River.[2] In the 1960s the creek was subject to a controversial watershed management program by the Bureau of Indian Affairs involving the aggressive removal of vegetation, for example by using poison and bulldozers.[2]


  1. ^ "Cibecue Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Jonathan W. Long (2000). "Cibecue Watershed Projects: Then Now and in the Future". Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Magagement : Conference Proceedings, Tucson, Arizona, March 13-16, 2000. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. pp. 227–233.

33°50′17″N 110°33′23″W / 33.8381°N 110.5563°W / 33.8381; -110.5563

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