Hey man and welcome to the forum and the great (but dry) State of AZ! I have an IK and a raft. The Verde river is a nice float. Real lazy in most stretches so there isn't really any whitewater. It is in the trees though and is defiantly a nice way to beat the heat. The upper Salt has low water this time of year, but with the rain recently I heard it jumped to something like 3,800 cfs last week. We were in Colorado doing a couple day runs on the Ark at the time.
There aren't a lot of AZ boaters, so if you want someone to boat with send me a PM.