There is a new book out from the Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) describing the hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, ecology, and history of the Oak Creek Canyon watershed. Well-known geologist Paul Lindberg contributed to hydrology and wrote the geology section, which includes a description of the newly-discovered Oak Creek - Mormon Lake graben.
The book is timely and may help put recent earthquakes in the area in context. Paul led several field trips around the Oak Creek-Mormon Lake graben during the past two years for the AIPG, AHS and OCWC as well as presenting two talks to AHS symposia in 2012 and 2013. Paul tells us that "the new graben the newest basin and range feature in Arizona that is slowly migrating eastward into the Colorado Plateau along with a right-lateral torqueing of the boundary between the Colorado Plateau and fully broken-up basin and range topography."
Paul's talking with our professional societies about leading a day-long field trip around the rift valley in the near future.
We will carrying copies for sale at the Arizona Experience store at AZGS offices in Tucson. It is paperback, 8.5" x 11" and 104 pages long. It contains 6 chapters dealing with all aspects of the watershed. ISBN 978-1505347623. Retail price is $25.