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Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States; much of its population growth is happening in its suburbs. New residents and tourists are attracted to Phoenix by the warm weather and abundant sunshine. Phoenix has maintained rapid and sustained growth, and its location in a wide valley allows neighborhoods to be built with houses that can have a lot of space around them. From 1970 to 2008, the population of the Phoenix metropolitan area grew by 307 percent.
A city growing this fast and is usually cloud-free is perfect for studying urban growth with satellite images. But Phoenix's growth comes with some problems. As the city has grown, so has its need for water. Much of the city's water supply now comes from the Colorado River. The enormous demand for water has created conflicts between Arizona and neighboring states that also share the river, and between farmers, who need water for irrigating crops, and city dwellers. Demand for electricity, especially for air conditioning, continues to escalate as the city grows. An abundance of motor vehicles also has led to increased air pollution and traffic congestion. Scientists, city planners, and other people study population growth and urban expansion in places like Phoenix to determine the changes that have occurred over time and how those changes impact the surrounding environment, affect the availability of natural resources such as water, and alter the landscape and how it's used. That information, in turn, can help people anticipate and plan for future changes as cities continue to grow.
Phoenix is in the Sonoran Desert, an arid region covering 310,800 square kilometers (120,000 square miles) in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico. Irrigation produces many fertile agricultural areas. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts and home to abundant wildlife and a variety of plants that have adapted to the desert environment.
Phoenix Weather Average annual rainfall:
- 7.66 inches Average high temperature, January: 66.8° F
- Average high temperature, July: 105.9° F
- Average number of days of sunny days per year: 334