Flood of 1983

After heavy rains lasting several days, major flooding in the Tucson and Southern Arizona area on October1-2, 1983 caused the deaths of 13 people as well as massive destruction of homes and property.

The Joel D. Valdez Main Library has books about the flood of 1983 in its Cele Peterson Arizona Collection, opens a new window:

Flood of '83

Floods of October 1983 in Southeastern Arizona

The Tucson, Arizona Flood of October 1983

Flood '83

Additional sources:

30-year anniversary of destructive Tucson flooding, opens a new window | TucsonNewsNow.com, opens a new window

Photos: Devasting floods of 1983, opens a new window. July 27, 2017 | Tucson.com, opens a new window

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