Gila River Irrigation

Start Panal for exhibit
Start Panel for the Exhibit


Water for Generations is the title for an exhibit on water use of the middle Gila River. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Housed in the new San Carlos Irrigation Project building this multiagency produced display talks of prehistory, historic, and modern uses of water from the Gila River. The exhibit contains photographs, maps, a diarama, and a display of a special collection of historic hand woven baskets.

Entrance to the building.
Entrance of the new building. Notice the tall exhibit room corner at the right corner.


The exhibit is found in the new San Carlos Irrigation Project building. The display room was designed to echo the outline of the Casa Grande Ruin "Great House" with its sheltering roof, you can see it at the entrance to the new building. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, closed on holidays.


When visiting the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument you will be near the new San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP) building. It is easily visable at the intersection of routes 87 and 287. When you leave the Monument grounds turn left. The SCIP building is immediately in front of you at the second traffic light.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128


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