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Flooding and Erosion in Arid Environments

This is monsoon season in the American Southwest (June-October). Today as I post this, we’re seeing the initial effects of Hurricane Hillary, coming north into California, with outer bands reaching into the Coolidge/Phoenix area.

Here is some information on flooding in our desert, and a bit on its geologic connection.

Life reconstruction of Columbian mammoth.

Happy #WorldElephantDay!

Happy #WorldElephantDay!August 12 is designated as World Elephant Day. To celebrate, we have a new online exhibit The Elephants of Arizona. Check it out to find out about the at least NINE kinds of elephants (and close relatives) that have called our state home.