Water Ranch Lake

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Location 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, Arizona 85234
Coordinates 33°21′47.75″N 111°44′09.80″W / 33.3632639°N 111.7360556°W / 33.3632639; -111.7360556Coordinates: 33°21′47.75″N 111°44′09.80″W / 33.3632639°N 111.7360556°W / 33.3632639; -111.7360556
Basin countries United States
Surface area 110 acres (45 ha)
Average depth 11 ft (3.4 m)
Surface elevation 1,100 ft (340 m)
Settlements Gilbert

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a lake located in Gilbert, Arizona, United States, east of Greenfield Rd and south of Guadalupe Dr. The preserve was created by the Town of Gilbert in 1999 to combine water resources, wildlife habitat, educational programs, and recreational opportunities. The Riparian Preserve consists of 110 acres, with 70 acres of 7 water recharge basins.

The Riparian Preserve also includes over 4.5 miles of trails that lead to various vegetative zones, gardens, a paleontology dig site, and an observatory. The Preserve houses approximately 298 species of birds, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.

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