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Long before Grand Falls was a tourist destination, this part of the Little Colorado River watered livestock, supported medicinal plants and sustained Native people. (Photo/Adobe Stock)

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With the above average snowfall this year and the rapid recent snowmelt leading to increased visitation to Grand Falls on the Navajo Nation, nearby residents, with the support of the Navajo Nation, have taken it upon themselves to close the popular tourist attraction.

By Wendy Howell March 14, 2023
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A few times a year, fed by snowmelt and monsoon storms, the normally dry Grand Falls swells into a raging wall of muddy water.

By Sarana Riggs, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 6, 2022