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The "Floods" of October 1983

Article Author(s): 

H. Wesley Peirce
Peter L. Kresan

Original Publication Date: 
Jul 1984

This marvelous article includes 17 black and white original photographs by Peter Kresan that capture the destructive nature of the October 1983 floods along Rillito Creek, Pantano Wash and the Santa Cruz River of Tucson and environs.


Special Note:

On this, the 125th Anniversary of the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS), we are celebrating the work of hundreds of geoscientists who struggled to understand and reconstruct Arizona’s geologic past. As part of that celebration, we are dedicating this issue of Arizona Geology to a retrospective display of articles published since the onset of our first formal publication serial, the Bulletin, in 1915. Because Arizona Geology is a vehicle for non-technical articles for a general audience, we largely focused on materials published over the past 42 years as part of our FieldNotes-Arizona Geology newsletter series.

For more information, read: Arizona Geology e-Magazine Spring 2013 – 125th Anniversary Retrospective