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Santa Cruz River at Tubac
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  • State of the Santa Cruz River

The Santa Cruz River has a compelling human history. Telling this story can awaken a deeper emotional curiosity about the river and entice more people to explore the region’s rich heritage. The...

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The Santa Cruz River and other riparian areas in the watershed have long been the backbone of the region’s natural and cultural heritage. This rich history is highlighted in the State of the Santa...

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Spanish travelers or settlers in Santa Cruz County until 1691 when a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino carne to the valley to establish missions and convert indigenous populations...

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Santa Cruz River, San Lazaro, Sonora
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The upper Santa Cruz River in Arizona is navigable by boat. The boats (IKs) are smaller than full rafts and float high in the water. We had to drag occasionally and be careful of debris, but were...

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  • A Living River: Charting the Health of the Upper Santa Cruz River, 2010

For thousands of years, rivers in the arid Southwest have sustained people and supported an abundance of plants and wildlife. Though at times unnoticed, the numerous services that these rivers...

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For thousands of years, people in the arid West have built their communities near rivers that supply drinking water, serve as navigation corridors, and support hundreds of plant, fish, and...

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Created as part of a collection of Arizona river overview documents titled "River of the Month Series, Celebrating Arizona’s Rivers". These reports were prepared and supported by Environmental...

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The upper Santa Cruz river near San Lazaro, Sonora

Photo ©2012 Trevor Hare

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