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Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake — a popular woodsy destination for anglers, campers and picnickers — reopens today for the summer season.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Water levels at popular Rose Canyon Lake north of Tucson are about 2 feet below normal — and the lake won’t refill until rain and snowmelt come to the rescue.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Be prepared, watchful in exploring desert areas

Wonderlands of natural beauty and adventure await in the mountains and deserts around Tucson - but so do potential dangers.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Barbara Santa Maria and her nephew, Raul Benitez, 9, find a puddle on East Michigan Drive just perfect for a little post-storm horseplay. But downpours such as Saturday's are also a real threat to unwary motorists, children and others.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Debris like this tattered mattress in the Rillito River bed could knock down someone trying to escape the current generated by one of our summer thunderstorms.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

A monsoon storm can cool down a desert afternoon and create shallow puddles just right for splashing.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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