Yuma Desert

Yuma Desert

arid part of the Sonoran Desert. It lies south of the Gila River and east of the Colorado River in the extreme southwestern corner of Arizona, U.S., and in the northwestern corner of Sonora, Mexico. The desert south of the Mexican border often is called the Great Desert (Spanish: Gran Desierto).

      The Yuma Desert is a region of low sandy plains and dunes. The area is nearly barren, with only sporadic outcroppings of creosote bush or burr sage. With the Colorado Desert of southern California, U.S., and Baja California, Mex., the Yuma Desert occupies a landform known as the Salton Trough (Salton Basin).

      Extensive irrigation works divert water from dams on the Colorado River to support large-scale commercial agriculture in the Colorado and Gila river valleys (winter vegetables, cotton, flax, citrus fruits, dates, and alfalfa); however, the rivers themselves have been greatly disrupted by these and other water-diversion projects and flow only intermittently in their respective lower reaches. The Yuma Desert's clear skies and low precipitation favour activities at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at the city of Yuma.

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