Arizona is known for its droughts, but in the 1920s intense floods occurred across the state. Just one example is the flood on the Little Colorado River that hit Holbrook on September 20, 1923.
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- Combined Flow Salt and Verde Rivers
- Photograph of a flood of the Little Colorado River, on United States Highway 66, near Holbrook (Ariz.)
- Photograph of a flood of the Little Colorado River, and a damaged bridge in Holbrook (Ariz.)
- Photograph of flood waters on the streets of Holbrook (Ariz.).
- Letter from B. F. Goodman to Goveror Hunt, September 9, 1923
- Major Storms and Floods in Arizona 1862-1977, 1978. CLI 1.2:P63/4
- Stream Flow Central Gila Basin
- Telegram from John R. Hulet and others to Governor Hunt, September 20, 1923
- What Arizona rivers flooded in the 1920s? Why did these rivers flood?
- Who created the information about the floods in the 1920s? Is this information complete?
- What would you have done if you were in Holbrook during the flood of 1923? Who would you have contacted, and why? What would you do if a flood hit your hometown today?