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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gila

(hē`lə), river, 630 mi (1,014 km) long, rising in the mountains of W N.Mex. and flowing W across Ariz. to the Colorado River at Yuma, Ariz.; the San Francisco River is its main tributary. The Gila valley was occupied by the ancestors of the Pima and Tohono O'Odham ethnic groups, who farmed the region by irrigation. The ruins of their dwellings are preserved in Casa Grande Ruins and Gila Cliff Dwellings national monuments (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table). In the river's headwater region are Gila National Forest and the government-preserved "unimproved" Gila Wilderness Area. The Gila and its tributaries have many dams to provide flood control, hydroelectricity, and water for irrigation and homes in the arid Southwest (see Salt River valleySalt River valley,
irrigated region around the lower course of the Salt River, which rises in mountain streams near the Mogollon Rim of the Mogollon Plateau and flows southwest to join the Gila River in S central Arizona. Phoenix is the main city of the latter Ariz. region.
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), and as a result the river is now greatly reduced or dry below Phoenix. Coolidge and Painted Rock dams are the largest dams on the Gila River. Gila monstersgila monster
, venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, found in the deserts of the SW United States and NW Mexico. It averages 18 in. (45 cm) in length, with a large head, stout body, thick tail that acts as a food reservoir, and short legs with strong claws.
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 (poisonous reptiles) are numerous in the Gila valley.

Gila

 

a river in the southwestern USA, a left tributary of the Colorado River. The Gila is 1,040 km long and drains an area of 150,000 sq km. It rises in the mountains at the southern margin of the Colorado Plateau and flows through a canyon-like valley in its upper and middle courses. The river is fed by rain. In its lower course, in the Gila Desert, it is usually dry. The Gila has a mean flow rate of 0.6 cu m per sec. The Coolidge and Gillespie dams have been built on the river’s middle course.

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The reported size of the animal is more than twice the record size for Gila Monsters (Beck, 2005) and the coiled posture noted suggests that the observers actually saw a large rattlesnake (Crotalus sp.).
Three times, Gila trout have been brought there from the wild in advance of fire and held safely in quarantine.
If the original transferred corporation transfers substantially all of its assets to an acquiring corporation in an asset reorganization while a GILA is in effect, the asset reorganization will trigger the GRA, unless:
Although Gila River Telecommunications has encountered some hurdles along the way, the telco remains committed to serving its tribal lands and ensuring that the gateway to telecommunications service remains open to the Gila River Indian community
Places like the Gila may no longer be unknown, but they remain in some sense unknowable: beautiful enough to remind us that we could not create them; big enough to remind us that we are small.
The rabbits represented a gluttonous intake, and herpetologists know that such a meal can provide a Gila monster with nearly half its yearly nutritional requirements.
Blatche finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one block, and four steals for Gilas Men, which will carry a winless 0-3 record to the classification phase, where Asian rival Iran and Tunisia, which lost, 64-67, to Puerto Rico later Wednesday, await both Gilas Men and Angola.
However, Gilas will only be playing Iran and Tunisia with their loss against Angola carrying over.
Blatche went on to criticized himself for Gilas' lethargic play.
Sunday's game will be a rematch of their earlier meeting in Guadalajara which saw Gilas rallying in the second half for a 94-83 win.
That's a dream,' Reyes said during the thanksgiving dinner for the Gilas team that competed in the Fiba 3x3 World Cup the country hosted last week.