The Verde River – A Desert Treasure at Risk

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A river, flowing year-round through dry country, is of great value to the people, wildlife, and plant life that the river sustains. Not many of the previously perennial rivers of the desert southwest still flow year-round, but the Verde River is one of the few that remain, making it a true treasure that is considered unique by people around the world. Unfortunately, the continued existence of its year-round flow and the life and lifestyles it supports are at risk.

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