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Arizona Levee Breached, Hiker Missing After Floods Hit West

In this photo courtesy of City of Moab, vehicles navigate high waters at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South in Moab, Utah, Aug. 20, 2022. Jetal Agnihotri, a 29-year-old from Tucson, Ariz., was still missing Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, after being swept away at Utah's Zion National Park three days earlier as flooding surged through the southwestern United States and imperiled tourists visiting the region's scenic parks. (Rani Derasary/City of Moab via AP, File)
In this photo courtesy of City of Moab, vehicles navigate high waters at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South in Moab, Utah, Aug. 20, 2022. Jetal Agnihotri, a 29-year-old from Tucson, Ariz., was still missing Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, after being swept away at Utah's Zion National Park three days earlier as flooding surged through the southwestern United States and imperiled tourists visiting the region's scenic parks. (Rani Derasary/City of Moab via AP, File)
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(AP) -- A levee was breached Monday in a small town near the Arizona-New Mexico state line, forcing the evacuations of 60 people after a weekend of flash floods across the American Southwest that also swept away one woman who is still missing in Utah’s Zion National Park.

In Duncan, a rural Arizona town located about 180 miles (290 kilometers) from Phoenix, weekend rains overwhelmed a dirt-barrier levee built more than a century ago to contain the Gila River, putting the town under inches of water. As many as 60 residents have evacuated, Fire Chief Hayden Boyd said. Water had already begun to recede, but more needed to before the town is safe to return to, Boyd added.