Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona
Pleistocene river deposits
Arizona Department of Water Resources
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DescriptionPowerpoint presentation of "Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona", 28 slides. Presented at the 2011 Arizona Hydrological Society Meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona, 20 September 2011. For geologic map sheets and report see: Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona @ http://repository.http://http://http://azgs.arizona.edu////uri_gin/azgs/dlio/999
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