1915 Santa Cruz River Flood


Most notably, Tucson Arizona’s Santa Cruz River (English: “Holy Cross River”) is a river in southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. In addition, it is approximately 184 miles (296 km) long.  Most importantly, the Santa Cruz River is of vital importance for early Native Americans, the Spanish Conquistadores and early American settlers.

Consequently, floods cause catastrophic channel widening during the El Niño event of 1915. Significantly, El Niño causes the Pacific jet stream to move south and spread further east. Most importantly, during winter, this leads to wetter conditions than usual in the Southern U.S. and warmer and drier conditions in the North.

As a result, these pictures show a prominent bridge crossing the river. Most relevant,  Tucson and the Santa Catalina Mountains are visible in the background.

Santa Cruz River Bridge 1915
First, here is the Santa Cruz River Bridge 1915                                                                                                             
Close up of Santa Cruz Bridge
Secondly, here is a close up of the Santa Cruz Bridge 1915. In this case, there are many spectators are on the bank, watching this historic event.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Santa Cruz river flood, Tucson Arizona 1915
Also, here is another view of the river flood, Tucson Arizona 1915. In fact, the Santa Catalina Mountains are the mountains in the background.                                                                                   
Santa Cruz River Flood Tucson Arizona 1915
Consequently, here is yet another view of the Santa Cruz River Flood Tucson Arizona 1915. Most noteworthy, Sentinel Peak is the peak on the left. In summery, Sentinel Peak, aka “A Mountain”, is an ancient volcano.                                          
Flood on the Santa Cruz
As can be seen, here is a man caught in the flood of the Santa Cruz River in 1915. As a result, he is grabbing onto a rope, as well as logs. In conclusion, this guy is having a rough day!

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