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Water in the Desert
The San Pedro River
The San Pedro River starts in Sonora, Mexico and flows north for 143 miles through southeast Arizona until it meets up with the Gila River in between Phoenix and Tucson. The river has portions that flow year-round, creating incredibly important ecosystems for plants and wildlife that would otherwise be unable to survive in the hot, dry desert landscape. The San Pedro provides critical habitat for two-thirds of the bird diversity in the United States--that's a lot of birds! Join Nicole as she talks with Taylor Hanson about the San Pedro River and its importance to the environment.
Where Can You Find Water in the Urban Desert?
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (Gilbert)
Hassayampa River Preserve (Wickenberg)
Rio Salado Riparian Restoration Area (Phoenix)
Tempe Town Lake (Tempe)
Fountain Park (Fountain Hills)
Lake Pleasant Regional Park (Peoria)
Saguaro Lake (Mesa)
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