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

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of Piping

Local precipitation has flowed through the valley-fill materials,
creating voids through the process of piping.
The void in this arroyo bank is more than 6 m high.

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