Walnut Gulch 60th Anniversary

 

The flume is used to measure water when water is running at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed.
The flume is used to measure water when water is running at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed.

The Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a free two-day event on March 6 and 7 that will include tours, presentations and food.

Walnut Gulch is one of only two experimental watersheds in the West. It researches and measures water run-off that flows on the surface.

“We encourage people to come to the tours,” said Philip Heilman, who is a research leader at the Southwest Watershed Research Center.

Heilman said he could especially like to see people from Tombstone turn out.

“Tombstone is almost in the middle of the watershed,” he said.

Reserve your spot in advance at  apps.tucson.ars.ag.gov/swrc60thanniversary Registration is free.

See the full story on the watershed in the March 7 edition of the Tombston Epitaph.

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