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

Photo of Suspended Ditch Heading

This ditch heading, suspended approximately 30 feet above the the bed of the river, was functional until 1951. Residents periodically built larger dams to keep up with the deepening channel, but maintenance of the diversion structures often became impossible, resulting in abandoned structures like this one.

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