360° VR Panoramas of Cactus Country, Southern Arizona
The Gila River
Between Yuma and Gila Bend, Arizona

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In the Painted Rocks Mountains

In the Painted Rocks Mountains

In the Painted Rocks Mountains

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 3, 2000

Palo verde trees in bloom

Palo verde trees in bloom

In dry seasons a paloverde tree is leafless and photosynthesizes with its green bark - literally a "green stick" (palo verde). When there is enough mosture it sprouts leaves, and in springtime it can be a mass of brilliant yellow flowers.

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Irrigated fields in the Gila River Valley

Irrigated fields in the Gila River Valley

Irrigated fields in the Gila River Valley

west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 3, 2000

Solar power plant near Painted Rocks

Solar power plant near Painted Rocks

The Solana Generating Station was completed in 2013 and covers 1,920 acres (780 ha). It consists of trough reflectors and central molten salt thermal energy storage.

west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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