March 26: Today in Arizona history

2013-03-26T07:00:00Z March 26: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1996: Four monstrous jets of foamy Colorado River water shoot out of a dam as the federal government begins a week-long flood designed to turn back the clock at the Grand Canyon. The flood should stir up sediment, creating hundreds of sandy shores where vegetation can take root to feed birds and fish.

2004: University of Arizona's Hillenbrand Stadium attracts 3,541 fans — the largest crowd in its history — for the UA vs. Team USA softball game. Since 2000, Arizona softball has drawn at least 32,000 fans each year to the stadium.

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