Gauges to warn tribe of floods

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For centuries, members of the Havasupai Tribe have relied on their senses to serve as a flood warning.

But after a flood ravaged the village and popular tourist destination near the Grand Canyon this summer, tribal members got an upgrade.

A team of workers finished installing a pair of flood gauges 20- and 45-miles upstream from the village earlier this month to provide more accurate information about the volume of water flowing through the 3,000 square-mile watershed.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2008/12/29/20081229supaiflood1229.html

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