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2010-06-21 07:15:00

Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake"”the reservoir of the Canyon Dam"”to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from...

2007-07-29 15:21:00

By Jill Redhage, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 29--Torrential rain and lightning hampered rescue efforts Saturday after a boat exploded at Apache Lake and a man drowned at Saguaro Lake in separate incidents. Motorists idled for miles along Highway 88, stranded between washes, as rescuers headed to the lakes. Apache Junction and Rural/Metro firefighters and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies received a call at 2:27 p.m. from the Apache Lake marina, where three passengers were...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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