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.

Read About It

Use the document analysis sheet and the photograph analysis sheet to uncover clues about the people that created the documents. 

Understand It

  1. What Arizona rivers flooded in the 1920s? Why did these rivers flood?
  2. Who created the information about the floods in the 1920s? Is this information complete?
  3. 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?