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Photos of Southern Arizona's devastating floods of 1983

Photos of Southern Arizona's devastating floods of 1983

The October 1983 flood was the largest flood of record in the Tucson area.

Between 6 ½ to 7 ½ inches of rain fell across the Tucson area in five days, according to Pima County.

The devastation stretched to Clifton/Morenci, Willcox, Safford and Nogales. More than a dozen people died.

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Rick Wiley is the photo editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. From 1995-2004, he was director of photography at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa. From 1988-94 he was a photographer at the Tucson Citizen. He is a graduate of ASU (yes, that ASU).

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