Gila River

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Geographic Location and Tributaries

The Gila River arises in New Mexico and Eastern Arizona with two main tributaries, the Black River and the Salt River.

Early Exploration

Development Along the River

Dams and Power Generation

Water Litigation

Impact on Settlement of the Western United States

Impact on Settlement of Arizona



  • Corle, Edwin, and Ross Santee. The Gila: River of the Southwest. New York: Rinehart, 1951. WorldCat 1320321