Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on the Southwestern United States
Erosion in the Rio Puerco: Geography and Processes

Photo of Arroyo Chico

The Arroyo Chico just above its confluence with Rio Puerco is incised through 6 m of valley fill material and 2 m into bedrock. A vegetated terrace remnant is seen at left; it is likely that the terrace was substantially wider in the past, but its edges have been eroded during periods of high flow.

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