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Sabino Creek stops flowing 3 weeks earlier than last 2 years

Sabino Creek stops flowing 3 weeks earlier than last 2 years

Sabino Creek stopped flowing at Sabino Dam northeast of Tucson on April 17 — about three weeks earlier than it has dried up in recent years, water officials reported.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Charlotte Calhoun, left, and her brother, Colten, scout for interesting rocks in one of Sabino Canyon's clear pools. The children, from Coldwater, Mich., were in the canyon Tuesday - a good time to see the creek flow.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

The flow was strong enough Sunday to send water over the Sabino Dam, where some visitors were able to enjoy the sight and sound.

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Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Snowmelt makes for what may be short-lived spectacle

Sabino Creek, which was bone-dry for months due to an ongoing drought, is flowing again, thanks to runoff from melting snow in the Catalina Mountains.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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