- Gila River
River, New Mexico and Arizona, U.S. Rising in southwestern New Mexico in the Elk Mountains, near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, it flows 630 mi (1,015 km) west over desert land to the Colorado River at Yuma, Ariz.Coolidge Dam (1928) on the Gila near Globe, Ariz., is used for irrigation; the dam, together with Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River, stores all available surface water, so the Gila riverbed is dry down to the Colorado. Its valley is the chief habitat of the Gila monster.
* * *river rising in southwestern New Mexico, U.S., in the Elk Mountains, near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The river, draining 58,100 sq mi (150,500 sq km), flows 630 mi (1,015 km) west and southwest over desert land to the Colorado River at Yuma, Ariz. Its chief tributaries are the San Francisco, which it receives near Clifton, Ariz., the San Pedro, the Santa Cruz, the Salt (the major tributary from the northeast), and the Agua Fria rivers. Coolidge Dam (1928) on the Gila near Globe, Ariz., is used for irrigation in the Casa Grande Valley; the dam, together with Roosevelt Dam on the Salt, stores all available surface water, so the Gila River bed is dry and barren down to the Colorado. Important towns on or near the river's course are Yuma, Florence, Safford, Hayden, and Coolidge, all in Arizona. It passes San Carlos, Gila River, and Gila Bend Indian reservations. Gila National Forest and Wilderness Area are near its headwaters. The river's name is from that of an Indian tribe.
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