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Beautiful Arizona Waterfalls

by Joe Dorish on 19/08/09 at 10:11 am

The most famous of Arizona’s waterfalls are all mostly located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation which is just west of the Grand Canyon along the Havasu Creek which is spring fed so the waterfalls do not dry up and loaded with minerals leading to a lovely blue-green hue in the water and pools below the falls. In 2008 the Havasu Creek area experienced massive flooding which has altered the landscape and waterfalls along the creek.

Arizona has some breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and many waterfalls that only run when the rains come. The magnificent waterfalls along Havasu Creek near the Grand Canyon underwent dramatic changes in 2008.

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According to the Supai Flood 2008 Damage Recovery Plan from August 15-17, 2008 heavy rains in the surrounding areas caused the Redlands Dam to be breached and the ensuing flooding altered Havasu Creek causing Navajo Falls to run dry and collapsing Fiftyfoot Falls. Over 30,000 people visit the area yearly to see the fantastic canyon waterfalls located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation and camping in the area produced over $2 million per year in annual revenue for the tribe. The news is not all bad as trails have been or are being rebuilt and according to News From Indian Country at least two new waterfalls were formed by the flooding and alteration of Havasu Creek’s water flow. So we will start with all the waterfalls affected by the flooding.

Havasu Falls

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Havasu Falls drops some 100 breathtakingly beautiful feet along Havasu Creek in the Havasupai Indian Reservation which is located just west of Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona. You must pay the Havasupai Indians a fee to hike to or be guided to the falls. To reach the reservation area from I-40 take Route 66 from either Kingman in the west or Seligman in the east and continue until you reach Indian Road 18 which will take you to the reservation.

Mooney Falls

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Mooney Falls drops some 200 spectacular feet along Havasu Creek about 1 mile beyond Havasu Falls. Mooney Falls is named for miner James Mooney who reportedly fell to his death at the falls in 1882 while trying to carry an injured friend up the steep slope to safety. Note the tavertine formations on the walls around the falls which are formed due to the heavy lime concentration in the water.

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CHAN LEE PENG

Aug 19th, 2009

These waterfalls are really spectacular. I always enjoyed your tour, thanks. Have my liked it.

Mr Ghaz

Aug 19th, 2009

Great work!..thas was lovely and beautiful waterfalls. I really liked it. Thanx for sharing

Kate Smedley

Aug 19th, 2009

Another beautiful article, the pictures are stunning again.

Marie Milton

Aug 19th, 2009

WOW!!! I really enjoyed those photos : )…Are you in any of them : )

martie

Aug 19th, 2009

Beautiful pictures and a really great article!

Lostash

Aug 19th, 2009

These must look stunning in reality, especially in these surroundings.

Momma Tells

Aug 19th, 2009

I would so like to see these in person….sigh…

Daisy Peasblossom

Aug 19th, 2009

Beautiful.

Anne McNew

Aug 19th, 2009

many stories about falls had been posted but this one is different

cebuanaeyez

Aug 19th, 2009

Arizona…I think of scorching heat and desert. The pictures are breathtaking. Wish I was there.

mystery61

Aug 19th, 2009

Very beautiful!

Melody SJAL

Aug 20th, 2009

I particularly love the Beaver falls, but all these are simply scenic.

raman13

Aug 20th, 2009

Well Done

Keep the good work on

Best Regards

Somsri

Aug 20th, 2009

Its beautiful.
Is this was the shooting site for mummy 2.I saw a place like this at there.

Payge

Aug 24th, 2009

Just awesome..it would be hard to pick which one would be first on my list to see.Great article,,fantastic pictures.

Dogman2

Aug 29th, 2009

Wow I just moved here and I will definitely have to visit these falls. Great pictures…Thanks for sharing these with us…

ThreadedThoughts

Dec 29th, 2009

Where is the photo credit to the Upper Carr Falls image???

Joe Dorish

Dec 30th, 2009

Not sure what happened Threaded Thoughts but I apologize. I see you have no commercial uses so I cannot use the photo but I gave you a link because your photo is much superior. Again I apologize and thank you for pointing it out.

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