- Salt River
a river flowing W from E Arizona to the Gila River near Phoenix: Roosevelt Dam. 200 mi. (322 km) long.
* * *River, east-central Arizona, U.S. A tributary of the Gila River, it is formed at the confluence of the Black and White rivers.It flows west 200 mi (320 km) and empties into the Gila River southwest of Phoenix. It is part of the Colorado River drainage basin. A system of dams forms a chain of lakes that provides hydroelectric power. In pre-Columbian times the river valley was cultivated by Hohokam Indians who constructed systems of irrigation canals.
* * *tributary of the Gila River, east-central Arizona, U.S. The Salt River is formed at the confluence of the Black and White (White River) rivers on a plateau in eastern Gila county. It flows 200 miles (320 km) in a westerly direction and empties into the Gila River 15 miles (24 km) west-southwest of Phoenix. The Salt River and its main tributary, the Verde River, are part of the Colorado River drainage basin. The Salt River Irrigation Project includes the Theodore Roosevelt, Horse Mesa, Mormon Flat, and Stewart Mountain dams on the Salt River and Bartlett and Horseshoe dams on the Verde. In pre-Columbian times the broad Salt River valley was cultivated by the Hohokam (Hohokam culture), who constructed systems of irrigation canals.
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