Shortly after the turn of the century, water from the Salt River was diverted for agriculture and the growing population of the Phoenix valley. Dams placed along the Salt and Verde rivers by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation impeded water flow except during exceptionally wet years. (Photo provided by author)


This file appears in: The Return of a Riparian Habitat
Shortly after the turn of the century, water from the Salt River was diverted for agriculture and the growing population of the Phoenix valley. Dams placed along the Salt and Verde rivers by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation impeded water flow except during exceptionally wet years. (Photo provided by author)

This file appears in: The Return of a Riparian Habitat