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About the Southwestern Deserts Region
The Southwest includes Arizona, parts of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. Ranging from arid to semi-arid, it includes some of the hottest to some of the coldest areas in the United States, and receives more sunlight than the rest of the country. The term ‘High Desert’ is synonymous with this region with elevations from 5,000-8,000’ and temperatures ranging from -0°F in winter to high 90s°F in summer. The region is separated by deep canyons and lower deserts, which see low 40s°F in winter and well over 100°F in summer. The soil can be sandy, gravelly, clay rich, layered with calcium or lime rich. Rainfall is precious and concentrated, with 10-20 inches falling June through late September in the ‘monsoon’ season.