Arizona Water Awareness


Arizona Climate Zones

This map can help you identify your climate zone so that you can select landscape plants that are appropriate for your location. The zones are based primarily on elevation. In Arizona, temperatures decrease with elevation at a rate of 3.5 degrees per 1000 feet. Minimum and maximum temperatures are often used as indicators of which plants will grow in a certain area. In addition to temperature, humidity, exposure, microclimate and other factors also affect plant growth and watering needs.

Growing regionally appropriate plants and watering them efficiently in each season are important because more than half of a family's water use is often for outdoor use.

The map is based mainly on the University of Arizona Plant Climate Zone Map and the Arizona Elevation Map.


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