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Agua Caliente Park

Monsoon boon: Agua Caliente pond on rise again

Monsoon boon: Agua Caliente pond on rise again

Rain, pumping water and cooler temperatures have helped pond make a comeback.

August 21, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Agua Caliente pond shrinks to its lowest level

Agua Caliente pond shrinks to its lowest level

Monsoon rains haven't revived park's withering pond.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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$1M bond issue sought to help withered Agua Caliente Park

$1M bond issue sought to help withered Agua Caliente Park

County officials are proposing a $1 million bond project to help preserve the popular nature spot Agua Caliente Park, where the water level at the drought-stricken main pond has withered so dramatically in recent months that about 60 percent of it is now a waterless mud flat and weed patch.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Kids get into the nature of things

Kids get into the nature of things

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled monsoon followed by a rainless autumn.

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Desert kids study rivers

Desert kids study rivers

Kira Ogola, left, Becca Flach and Karah Mayer watch instructor Steve Russell plot the course of a river on a map of Arizona for the Sonoran Desert Kids Club session on Arizona's Rivers and Native Fish at Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road.

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Desert kids study rivers

Desert kids study rivers

The class used yarn on Saturday to delineate the meandering paths of the rivers running through the state.

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Desert kids study rivers

Desert kids study rivers

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July 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

A once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park was filling up with monsoon rainwater as of Wednesday.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Recent rain and cooler weather have allowed the once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park to recover enough for wildlife.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is looking less like a mud flat and more like an inviting oasis once again.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Vast expanses of the main pond at Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson have dried up in the drought - and even 55,000 gallons of well water pumped daily into the spring-fed pond won't refill it, officials say.

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Beloved tree scrutinized yearly for signs of growth

Beloved tree scrutinized yearly for signs of growth

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was in office and Congress was authorizing the use of steamboats to transport mail when the Great Mesquite Tree was taking root.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Now's time to paint outside

Now's time to paint outside

Painters Ida Melen, left, and Terry Bowman paint by the lake during the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society paint-out at Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. The event was held Saturday and kicked off the 2012-13 Paint-out in the Parks season with a paint-out, demonstration…

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Now's time to paint outside

Now's time to paint outside

Terry Bowman uses oils to paint the scene before her. Plein Air Painters specialize in painting landscapes and still-life outdoors. For more information about the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society and other paint-outs around town go to http://tpaps.com online.

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Now's time to paint outside

Now's time to paint outside

Lou Knight of Green Valley says he'd rather paint than golf. He's immersed himself in the palms during the event. Knight adds with a laugh, "There's some frustration with this; golf is all frustration."

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Now's time to paint outside

Now's time to paint outside

These paintings were among several on "wet exhibit" following the paint-out.

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Now's time to paint outside

Now's time to paint outside

Workshop and paint-out chairwoman Laurie Williams, left, discusses the details of a painting with artists Ida Melen, center, and Terry Bowman following the paint-out.

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Now's the time to paint outside

Now's the time to paint outside

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October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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