Rain in the Desert - 2005
I've lived in Arizona for since 1997 and visited here for 6 years before that. In all those years I have driven over washes, creeks, and gulches literally hundreds of times and they have always been bone dry.
In 2005, with the end of an 8-10 year drought in sight, we had about 5 inches of rain over the winter.
To those of you 'non-desert' folk, you are probably thinking, "so what?"
So, I thought I'd post a few pictures of what a few inches of rain are capable of. (Click the pictures for larger views.)