Where did the Water Go?

Author(s): Reylynne Williams

Year: 2021


This is a presentation from the 2021 Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) Fall symposium on "The Archaeology of Canals in the Arizona Desert".

The Huhugam created a vast irrigation canal system that extended for miles feeding agricultural fields and villages along the Salt and Gila Rivers. When the Gila River ran dry the Gila River Indian Community worked hard to return the water to the people. The Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project, the first tribally built irrigation system would deliver settlement waters to agricultural lands and riparian areas in the Gila River Indian Community.

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Where did the Water Go?. Reylynne Williams. Presented at 2021 Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) Fall symposium, Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ. 2021 ( tDAR id: 468720) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8468720

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