river in SC Ariz., flowing into the Gila River: c. 200 mi (322 km)
Origin of Salt Riverbecause of the saltiness of the lower stream
A river, about 320 km (200 mi) long, rising in eastern Arizona and flowing generally west to the Gila River near Phoenix. It has been used for irrigation for many centuries.
- (archaic US slang) Used in reference to losing an election; found especially in the phrase "rowed up Salt River".
After the Salt River in Kentucky. Various explanations exist.