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 Kit Carson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carson, with the rank of Colonel of Volunteers, commanded the third of five columns in Canby's force.
Carson was pleased with the work the Utes did for him, but felt some irritation when they went home in the middle of the campaign, having collected what they thought was sufficient booty.
General Carleton in October 1865 recommended that Carson be awarded the brevet rank of brigadier-general, "for gallantry in the battle of Valverde, and for distinguished conduct and gallantry in the wars against the Mescalero Apaches and against the Navajo Indians of New Mexico."
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 Carson City Area Chamber of Commerce - Carson City, Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carson City is a community rich in economics, culture, tourism and educational resources, and offers a blend of new development with tradition and history.
Carson City was founded in 1858 by pioneer Abraham Curry and takes its name from the nearby Carson River, which was named for early frontiersman Kit Carson.
Carson City business and manufacturing firms have access to truck and motor freight carriers that serve all parts of the country, and rail services are available in the nearby Reno/Sparks area.
www.carsoncitychamber.com /profile.asp   (783 words)

 Carson City, Nevada - History - Carson City History
Carson City was named after the Carson River by city father Abraham Curry in 1860.
Carson City sits in the center of one of the most scenic and historic areas in the country, making it the perfect starting point for sightseeing.
In the 1860's, Carson City was a station on the Pony Express and the Overland mail under both Butterfield and Wells, Fargo and Co. In 1861, true to Curry's prediction, and largely because of his shrewd maneuvers, Carson City became the capital of the Nevada Territory.
www.carson-city.org /history/index.php   (546 words)

 NNREC: Programs: Carson River
Carson Water Subconservancy District: The best single source of information about activities in the watershed is the CWSD, which is essentially a regional planning and coordination agency.
Carson River Chronology: The history of the Carson River and human activity.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park and Carson River Ranches: The state park preserves Fort Chuchill and is the access point to a major protected section of the Carson River, including a wonderful trail which runs along the river for many miles.
nnrec.org /programs/carsonriver   (700 words)

 East Carson River
The East Carson River is fed by the melting snows from the Sierra Nevada, flowing eastward for more than 57 miles through California and into the Nevada desert.
The river is considered only one of two major eastern Sierra streams that are free flowing and un-dammed over much of their length.
The East Carson transitions through a visually and biologically distinctive mosaic of vegetation; from high alpine meadows, to sub-alpine fir and white pine forests, to the dominant eastside forests of Jeffrey pine, and then to the pinyon-juniper-sagebrush ecosystem of the true desert.
www.friendsoftheriver.org /CaliforniaRivers/Rivers/EastCarson.html   (344 words)

 Carson (river) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Carson (river)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its East and West forks rise on the east of the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada and meet east of Lake Tahoe, near Genoa.
The river disappears into the shallow, marshy southern end of the Carson Sink.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Carson%20%28river%29   (189 words)

 Carson River Valley Washington Resource Guide, City or community of Carson River Valley, Washington Facts, Information, ...
The population of Carson River Valley is approximately 1678.
The distance from Carson River Valley to Washington DC is 2414 miles.
Carson River Valley is positioned 45.73 degrees north of the equator and 121.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /wacountycarsonrivervalley.htm   (208 words)

 Carson River Chronology: Part I--Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In addition to the main river channels of the East and West forks in the southern portion of the valley, and the Carson River mainstem running through the valley's northern portion, Carson Valley is also interlaced with numerous old river channels, locally referred to as sloughs.
River flows and water releases from these lakes and reservoirs are controlled by the federal watermaster in Reno, Nevada (through a deputy watermaster in Carson City), in accordance with specific operating criteria contained in the 1980 Alpine Decree.
In the lower Carson River Basin, releases of stored Carson River and Truckee River waters from Lahontan Reservoir and their diversion at the Carson Diversion Dam are controlled by TCID in accordance with the current OCAP.
water.nv.gov /Water%20planning/carson/carson1.htm   (14812 words)

 Carson (river) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Carson (river)
River flowing through northeastern California and western Nevada, USA; length about 275 km/170 mi.
It flows past Carson City and is impounded by the Lahontan Dam (1915), which creates the 37-km/23-mi-long Lahontan Reservoir.
The dam is named after the glacial Lake Lahontan, which covered much of northwestern Nevada and northeastern California, and whose remnants include the Black Rock Desert and Pyramid and Walker lakes.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Carson+(river)   (189 words)

 Carson River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Truckee River water rights are associated with lands that were once irrigated in the...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A conservation easement on 1,027 acres of private land along the Carson River will provide major protection for wildlife habitat, a...
In eastern Churchill County it is impounded by the Lahontan Dam to form the Lake Lahontan resevoir for irrigation and hydroelectricity.
www.wikiverse.org /carson-river   (389 words)

 Nevada - Carson River Project
Originating in the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe, the two forks of the Carson River create a series of broad flood plains from the Carson Valley to the Lahontan Reservoir.
The Carson watershed is one of the fastest-growing regions in the state, making it one of the fastest growing in the country.
Of the $200 million authorized, $10 million is earmarked for restoration and enhancement of the Carson River corridor, with additional funds allocated for the acquisition of ecologically sensitive lands and conservation easements in the project area.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/nevada/preserves/art11294.html   (396 words)

 September 17, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Carson River flows 75 miles through northern Nevada, its two forks originating in the Sierra Nevada south of Carson City, then joining to wind through the high desert, past towns such as Dayton, feeding the Lahontan Reservoir, flowing through the Stillwater Wildlife Management Area and ending in sinks east of Fallon.
During the peak of mining near the river, 1860-95, about 7,000 tons of mercury were released into the Carson.
Warwick was first to report, in 1994, that mercury in the Carson River system was the highest concentration ever detected in water.
www.unr.edu /nevadanews/vol2no130.htm   (722 words)

 Nevada Division of Environmental Protection - Carson River Mercury Site
Elevated mercury levels in the Carson River drainage basin were discovered in the early 1970s when sampling conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revealed elevated levels in river sediment and unfiltered surface water from the Carson River downstream from pre-1900 ore milling sites.
Sources of mercury in the Carson drainage basin and Washoe Valley include mercury imported from the Almaden area of San Jose, California during the Comstock era and, possibly, naturally occurring mercury.
Because Dayton is located at the mouth of Gold Canyon and on the flood plain of the Carson River, tailings may have been deposited in and around Dayton from other upgradient source areas.
ndep.nv.gov /bca/CarsonRiver/criver_2.htm   (1567 words)

 USGS Activities in Nevada--Carson River Phosphorus
Many potential sources of phosphorus and sediment exist along the Carson River drainage and the distribution of the sources is changing rapidly as urban development increases.
Among the sources that may be contributing to the phosphorus and suspended-sediment loads are cattle grazing along the river's edge, land application of treated sewage effluent, irrigation-return flow, ground-water seepage, urban runoff, natural soils, and golf courses.
The Carson River is the principal source of water supply for irrigation in Alpine County, Douglas County, Carson City, Lyon County, and Churchill County.
nevada.usgs.gov /activities/nv233.cfm   (519 words)

 Fly Fishing the East Fork of the Carson River in California
The river is divided into upper, middle and lower winding through forty miles of breathtaking sights, smells, and visual sensory overload!
The Carson was a feeder tributary and home to Lahontan Cutthroat that still exist in limited numbers in the east Sierra section.
Though portions of the river can be accessed by park and walk methods, one can mount horses or backpack in to more remote water.
www.flyfishingconnection.com /cacarsoneastfork.html   (948 words)

 Kit Carson: American Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com
Carson was born in Madison County, Kentucky, but spent his childhood in Boone's Lick, Missouri.
In 1863, Carson, his soldiers, and some Indian tribes who were old enemies of the Navajo went through the Navajo villages, destroying their crops and livestock.
The Carson Lake (Sink), Carson River, and Carson City (all in Nevada) are named for Kit Carson.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/page/c/carson.shtml   (349 words)

 Carson River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The combined river flows north, passing through (Capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada) Carson City, then generally northeast past across (Click link for more info and facts about Lyon County) Lyon County, past (A city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center) Dayton.
Downstream from the dam the river flow east past (Click link for more info and facts about Fallon) Fallon, then northeast into the Carson Sink.
In the early (Click link for more info and facts about 20th century) 20th century, the Newlands project was formed to bring irrigation water into the region for agriculture.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carson_river.htm   (318 words)

 Friends of Hope Valley
Friends of the River helped organize local grassroots support which led to the endorsement of the Alpine County Board of Supervisors for the legislation which eventually added the segment to the state system.
The East Carson transitions through a visually and biologically distinctive mosaic of vegetation; from high alpine meadows, to sub-alpine fir and white pine forests, to the dominant eastside forests of Jeffrey pine, and then to the pinyon-juniper-sagebrush ecosystem of the Great Basin desert.
Having this remarkable river protected for future generations ensures that habitat for terrestrial and aquatic species will be preserved, as well as contributing to the economy of the region as many businesses rely on a healthy and vibrant environment to attract tourists dollars to the area.
www.hopevalleyca.com /river.html   (691 words)

 Carson Water Subconservancy District
The Upper Carson River CRMP operates as a branch of the Carson Valley Conservation District and has responsibility for the Carson River extending from the Sierra Crest east to Mexican Dam in Carson City.
The Upper Carson River CRMP was the first group of its kind to be formed on the Carson River.
The group's purpose is to complete projects along the river which help stabilize the river channel and improve the integrity of the river system.
www.cwsd.org /map1.html   (217 words)

 Nevada Historical Marker 44   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carson City itself was founded and laid out in 1858 by Abraham Curry, who bought the Eagle Station and ranch when he found lots at Genoa too expensive.
In the 1860's, Carson City was a station on the Pony Express and the Overland Mail under both Butterfield and Wells, Fargo and Co. In 1861, true to Curry's prediction, and aided considerably by his own shrewd maneuvers, Carson City became the Capital of Nevada Territory.
When Nevada became a state in 1864, Carson City was the state's capital, and in 1870 the present capitol building was completed in the plaza Curry had reserved for it.
dcnr.nv.gov /markers/mark_44.htm   (243 words)

 Carson River Project
Inter-Fluve was contracted by Western Nevada Resource and Conservation and Development to conduct a fluvial geomorphic audit of over 100 miles of the Carson River and both its upper forks, from the California state line to Lahontan Reservoir in the Great Basin.
The Carson River has a long history of extensive human-induced disturbance; beginning with the Comstock mining era, subsequent forest harvesting in the headwater drainages, irrigation and floodplain development associated with early settlement, and continuing to today with intense urban and suburban development pressures in the previously agrarian river valley.
The results of these historic and current pressures, combined with recent and damaging flooding, has left the Carson River in a very unstable state.
www.interfluve.com /projects/Geomorphic/Carson_River.html   (363 words)

Today, the mercury is in the sediments and adjacent flood plain of the Carson River and in the sediments of Lahontan Reservoir, Carson Lake, Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, and Indian Lakes.
Mercury-contaminated sediments in the Carson River, Lahontan Reservoir, Carson Lake, and Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge are the cause of elevated levels of mercury in fish and wildlife in and near the contaminated areas.
In 1992, EPA began an ecological assessment of mercury-related impacts in Lahontan Reservoir and upstream portions of the Carson River.
yosemite.epa.gov /r9/sfund/overview.nsf/ef81e03b0f6bcdb28825650f005dc4c1/82004c6c4169ae528825660b007ee640?OpenDocument   (1760 words)

 Carson City, Nevada (Cities)
Carson City, the State Capital, is located in Carson City just south of Reno, between Fallon and the California state line in the Western Region of the state.
It lies along U.S. Highway 50 on the banks of the Carson River, near Washoe Lake and Lake Tahoe.
A miners supply depot, the town gained status with the 1859 Comstock Lode discovery and became the railroad terminus for removing the ore. In 1861, at the birth of the Nevada Territory, the city was designated the capital; in 1864 it became the state capital.
www.nvohwy.com /c/carsonci.htm   (198 words)

 East Carson River Fishing Map, The Fish Sniffer Online
The East Fork of the Carson River is open from the last Saturday in April through November 15.
The Wild Trout Section of the East Fork is from Hangman's Bridge to the Nevada state line.
The East Fork and its tributaries above Carson Falls are closed to fishing all year.
www.fishsniffer.com /maps/ecarson.html   (193 words)

 September 17, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A coalition of landowners, educators, scientists and elected officials is inviting the public to participate in a first-time conference - April 6 in Carson City - on the future of the beleaguered Carson River.
"This conference is for all people who have a stake in the river, such as ranchers, other property-owners and recreationists along the river corridor," said John Cobourn, conference coordinator and water resource specialist with the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension.
Growth and water-quality issues, long periods of drought and raging floods have plagued the river in recent years, causing controversies over river restoration and watershed management.
www.unr.edu /nevadanews/vol2no46.htm   (294 words)

 RGJ.com - Study probes phosphorus in Carson River
A study aimed at identifying the source of phosphorus in the Carson River and what risk it poses to fish is getting started under the direction of the U.S Geological Survey.
Sieler said it’s important to catch samples of river water at various stages, such as high flows in the spring, moderate in the summer and low in the fall and winter.
In this, Congress included language that if a river or body of water doesn’t meet standards, the EPA would start requiring states to begin implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads to ensure levels are in compliance.
www.rgj.com /news2/stories/news/974527039.php   (638 words)

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