Verde vûrd´ē, vĕrd´ē [key], river, c.190 mi (310 km) long, rising in central Ariz. and flowing S to the Salt River. The valley supported early Native American civilizations and is dotted with ruins, such as those at Tuzigoot National Monument (see National Parks and Monuments , table). Bartlett and Horseshoe dams are on the Verde River.
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