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.
River in SC Ariz., flowing into the Gila River: c. 200 mi (322 km)
(archaic US slang) Used in reference to losing an election; found especially in the phrase "rowed up Salt River".
Origin of salt-river
After the Salt River in Kentucky. Various explanations exist.
The remainder of the state which lies east of the Tennessee river is divided into the Highland Rim Plateau and a lowland basin, eroded in the Highland Rim Plateau and known as the Blue Grass Region; this region is separated from the Highland Rim Plateau by a semicircular escarpment extending from Portsmouth, Ohio, at the mouth of the Scioto river, to the mouth of the Salt river below Louisville; it is bounded north by the Ohio river.
A colony of Roman Catholic immigrants from Maryland settled in 1787 along the Salt river about 50 m.
Ostrich farms have been successfully established in the Salt river valley since 1893; in 1 9 07 there were six farms in the Salt river valley, on which there were about 1354 birds; the most successful food for the ostrich is alfalfa.
The valleys of the Salt river and its affluents, the Agua Fria, Verde and Tonto, are strewn with aboriginal remains; but especially important in migrations of culture was the Little Colorado.
This, the Groote river of Cape Colony, has its rise in the Nieuwveld near Nels Poort, being known in its upper course as the Salt river.