Client: Hudbay Minerals (Rosemont Copper Company) 

Location: Pima County, Arizona

  • 44,000+ square feet of survey 
  • 7 monitoring sites 
  • LIDAR surveys 
  • Vegetation surveys 

Project Overview: 

Barrel Canyon and Davidson Canyon are ephemeral regional watercourses in Pima County that are subject to intermittent surface water flows and flashy runoff events. Riley was contracted to conduct baseline surveys of various locations to characterize vegetative and geomorphological conditions (i.e., vegetation strata sampling, photographic record, sediment gradation analyses, LIDAR surveys) prior to the proposed construction of the Rosemont mine. The baseline conditions were assessed on an annual basis to determine if there were any naturally occurring patterns which may be impacted by the mine.