Proposed Flood and Erosion Control Project
November 2012
Eighty years ago, two successful detention berms were constructed in nearby areas by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the berms are still functional today. The CCC berms provide a blue print of what needs to be done today.

Horseshoe Draw Project
November 2012
One Year Later
August 2013

Runoff from approximately 9,000 acres of undeveloped rangeland is concentrated into the
Horseshoe Draw (the Draw), which eventually drains into the San Pedro River just south of
the Highway 92 Bridge. The contributing watershed is south of Highway 92, east of the San
Pedro River and begins in Mexico. The Draw is impacted by intermittent and intense
flooding which has created significant head cutting and channel meanders, and other signs
of an unbalanced sediment transport system.

The Hereford NRCD has identified a much needed project which will, if completed, reduce flooding, erosion and soil loss, road and property damage with an added benefit of a good recharge project. The project is identified as the Horseshoe Draw Project (Project). The subject reach of the Draw begins approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the Paloma Trail wet crossing and stretches southward for an additional mile.
The site has been visited by Karen Riggs, County Engineer, Aubrey Thomas, Project Manager, Water Resources, HilgartWilson Engineering and rancher Jack Ladd whose property the project is located on. Karen and Aubrey identified the primary objectives of the Project area to reduce flood peaks (and therefore damage to roads and property) downstream, reduce and begin healing erosion and soil loss on the watershed, recharge runoff and reduce sediment flows into the San Pedro River.