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Arizona Falls

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Robby G C wrote a review Jan 2021
Toronto, Canada76,715 contributions1,763 helpful votes
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This is the best place to see waterfalls. They are huge and attractive. The waterfall is provided by the water and power provided. I call them a Wall of Water. All the waterfall were everywhere. It was amazing and it is really attractive! A must see!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Yrneh1 wrote a review Jun 2019
Phoenix, Arizona157 contributions38 helpful votes
Most people who visit Phoenix and even many who live in the Valley of the Sun do not appreciate the canal system and The Arizona Falls. This system was originally built about 1500 years ago by the native Americans as an irrigation system for crop growing and consumable water. Today it has been refined to deliver Non-Potable water (meaning not processed for human consumption or raw water) to customer's for their lawns or crops. This does not mean that Arizona Falls is that old. The system has been modified as more and more people came to Phoenix. Apparently a major fall in the canal system was needed at that place of the Arizona Falls. The canal that feeds The Falls is known as the Arizona Canal. How this canal system works is by a series of small dams in the canals which keep the water level somewhat more elevated maybe by a foot or two above the next step down. Just above each step is an outflow to a culvert which allows higher pressure water to flow into a series of ever smaller canals until it gets to every property in that portion of the system. It is a gravity fed system. On the North side of the Rio Salado (Salt River) there are two canals. The Grand Canal is south and downhill from the Arizona Canal. It runs parallel to the Arizona Canal and functions the same way as the Arizona Canal. The Grand Canal is fed via the Cross Cut Canal from the Arizona Canal. The Arizona Canal being the main canal from the source which is the Rio Salado (Salt River). It feds only the north side of Phoenix and other cities in the area. The south side of Phoenix has the same type of system which carries water for the properties on the south side. To finish with The Arizona Falls it has been used by photographers as backdrop for glamor and other professional photography. Plus it is a little cooler as it is shaded at certain times of the day and also cooled by evaporative cooling. So come by. It costs nothing for parking or to see except your time and with the information I have given you should appreciate this system for what it has accomplished for without it The City of Phoenix would not exist.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Ada wrote a review Jun 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona216 contributions55 helpful votes
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Totally random place to visit but my best friend wanted a picture in front of some place “Arizonan” so we went and snapped a few pics. The place was virtually empty so it was pretty quick to go in and out. I used my maps application on my iPhone and it didn’t get me there so I recommend using google maps to navigate!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Dee22321205 wrote a review May 2019
Surprise, Arizona1,755 contributions194 helpful votes
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Don’t go out of your way it a 15-20 min ordeal it’s located within a park the water services around 150 homes
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Date of experience: May 2019
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EmmaJaneMichelle wrote a review Mar 2019
Albuquerque103 contributions27 helpful votes
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I found this place via Roadside America and had to stop. It was more than I expected and besides the niceness of the falls (and the idea of taking something gross - untreated water - and turning it into water falls), the trails surrounding the area were also nice and enjoyable.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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