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Monsoon season in Arizona is very hot and humid with quick and violent storms in the afternoons. Two extreme versions of this occurred in the last few days. Saturday evening Arcosanti was hit with a rain and hail storm of such force that within an hour the lake below the site was filled.
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A wash below the site, usually dry during the summer month, turned into a raging little river.
[Photo & text: sa]



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Rain and hail came down so fast that moat and stage of the Colly Soleri Amphitheater, were flooded.
[Photo & text: sa]



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Water rushed over the stage into the interior music center. On Tuesday afternoon a second storm of equal violence knocked out the power for 24 hours, as well as the main pump. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our utilities crew, and the local APS, we are back on line.
[Photo & text: sa]

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