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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03997

A small stream has cut through the sandstone and overlying red formations of the Colorado Plateau. The occasional spectacular thunderstorms and melting winter snows probably fill this small river and add to its erosive power.

Image ID: wea03997, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Arizona
Photographer: Dr. Igor Smolyar, NOAA/NESDIS/NODC

Category: Desert Climate/Drought/

High Resolution Photo Available

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