Bouse Wash is one of the larger eastern-bank dry washes that enter the Colorado River in western Arizona.
Bouse Wash is located on the north end of the La Posa Plain and drains into the area along the Colorado River occupied by the Colorado River Indian Reservation, south of Parker, Arizona. The Bouse Wash Drainage is at the north end of the reservation; the Tyson Wash Drainage is at the southern end of the reservation, and the Tyson drainage abuts the Bouse drainage on the southwest. The Bouse and Tyson Wash drainages each enter the eastern shore of the Colorado River's Imperial Reservoir Drainage.
Another major distinction of the Bouse Wash Drainage is that it forms a water divide on its east and southeast border. It borders the Centennial Wash Drainage (of west-central Arizona), which flows southeasterly towards the southwest-flowing Gila River. and its confluence with the Gila is adjacent downstream from the Hassayampa River flowing south from Prescott and the western and southwestern regions of the Bradshaw Mountains.
Bouse Wash also shares its name with Bouse, Arizona, which lies on the wash between the Bouse Hills and the Plomosa Mountains, just east of the La Posa Plain and the Colorado River valley.
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