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  Colorado River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.
The lower course of the river, which forms the border between Baja California and Sonora, is essentially a dry stream today due to use of the river as a water source.
Allocation of the river's water is governed by the Colorado River Compact.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Colorado River
The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.
Here the Colorado turns abruptly west directly athwart the folds and fault line of the plateau, through the Grand Canyon, which is 217 miles long and from 4 to 20 miles wide between the upper cliffs.
This dyke cuts off the flow of the river to the remarkable low area in southern California known as the Salton Sink, or Coahuila Valley, the descent to which from the river near Yuma is very much greater than the fall in the actual river-bed from Yuma to the gulf.
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 Colorado River (Texas) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado River is the largest river wholly within Texas, USA.
The Colorado River, allegedly misnamed because of a mapping error by early Spanish explorers, is an important source of water for farming, cities, and electrical power production.
Flood control and use of the Colorado River is managed by three agencies established by the Texas Legislature, the Upper Colorado River Authority, Central Colorado River Authority, and Lower Colorado River Authority.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado_River_(Texas)   (245 words)

 AllRefer.com - Colorado, river, United States, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
The Gunnison, Green, San Juan, and Little Colorado are the main tributaries in the upper basin of the Colorado; the Gila is the chief tributary of the lower basin.
The Colorado's waters are used for power and irrigation, especially by means of the Colorado River storage project, the Colorado–Big Thompson project, Hoover Dam, Davis Dam, Imperial Dam, the All-American Canal, Parker Dam, and Glen Canyon Dam.
The Upper Colorado River Authority regulates the upper Colorado and the several branches of the Concho, a principal tributary.
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 The Colorado River
The Colorado River is the primary river of the American Southwest, draining somewhere in the vicinity of 242,000 square miles of land, from the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California.
The Green River is the primary tributary of the Colorado River, and until 1921 the Colorado River did not technically begin until the Grand and Green Rivers joined together in Utah.
In that year the Grand River was renamed as the Colorado River, at the request of the State of Colorado.
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 Colorado (river, North America) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Colorado (river, North America)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
River in southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing 2,333 km/1,447 mi to the Gulf of California through Colorado, Utah, Arizona (including the Grand Canyon), and extending into northern Mexico.
The main consumers of Colorado water are in California, where the Colorado River Aqueduct diverts municipal water to Los Angeles and San Diego, and the All-American Canal diverts irrigation water to the Imperial and Coachella valleys.
It is one of the most dammed and diverted rivers in the world, and was listed as an endangered river in 1997 and 1998; native species under threat include the humpback chub and the Colorado squawfish.
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 Sharing Colorado River Water: History, Public Policy and the Colorado River Compact
Colorado River water was apportioned, with California receiving 4.4 maf, Arizona 2.8 maf and Nevada 300,000 af, with each state also awarded all the water in their tributaries.
Plans call for 260,000 af of Colorado River water to be delivered via the CAP aqueduct to central and southern Arizona, for underground storage in existing aquifers or to be exchanged with water districts that pump groundwater.
The minimal Colorado River flow allocated to Mexico by the Law of the River is not sufficient to protect and preserve the delta.
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 The Colorado River Basin: Lifeline of the Southwest - DesertUSA
The Colorado River Basin: Lifeline of the Southwest - DesertUSA
The Colorado River is born about 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and flows southwest for 1,470 miles to the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico.
In 1922 the Colorado River Compact was concluded by the seven states that constitute its drainage area.
www.desertusa.com /colorado/coloriv/du_coloriv.html   (1139 words)

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The Colorado River Region's population increased 48 percent from 313,000 in 1980 to 464,200 in 1990.
The availability of Colorado River water to California in 1993 was determined in the annual operating plan issued by the Secretary of the Interior in October 1992.
As a result of high river flows from 1983 to 1986, releases from reservoir storage into the lower Colorado River were greatly in excess of the releases required for beneficial uses.
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 Colorado River: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The grand canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the colorado river, in northern arizona....
The colorado river is the name of a 894-mile long river in texas in the united states of america....
The colorado river (spanish: río colorado) is a river in the south of argentina....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/colorado_river.htm   (230 words)

 Colorado River
The river part of the dam is designed to pass a flood of 350,000 cfs (9,911 cms) and the intake structure is designed to pass 8,000 cfs (226 cms).
The United states Congress in the Colorado River Salinity Control Act of June 24, 1974, as amended, authorized the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, to construct the works required to implement the agreement in the United States.
The boundary follows the middle of the Colorado River for a river distance of 24 river miles (38 km) from the point where the California-Baja California land boundary intersects the river to the point where the Arizona-Sonora land boundary intersects the river.
www.ibwc.state.gov /html/colorado_river.html   (1301 words)

 Colorado River - Photo Gallery
The Colorado River Basin is dotted with national parks including Arches, Canyonlands, Zions National Park, Bridges, Bryce and the The Grand Canyon.
Colorado River (09/20/2002) The bridge on Highway 340 between Fruita and the Colorado National Monument.
Colorado River Canyon (09/28/2004) The Colorado River Canyon from the Castle Valley Road.
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 Colorado River Fly Fishing Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Colorado Division of Wildlife manages the fishery under a two fish limit and you better be sure one of those fish is not a rare and endangered sucker.
The Colorado or Grand River as it was once known begins in Rocky Mountain National Park and heads west towards the Utah state line.
It was in 1921 that the Colorado State Legislature deemed it proper to change the name of the river from Grand to Colorado, hence the many references to landmarks with the name Grand (Grand Lake, Grand Mesa, Grand Canyon, etc.The Beaver dominates WILDLIFE but you will not see many their nocturnal.
www.flyfishingoutfitters.net /coloradoriver.htm   (1385 words)

 The Colorado River: Water and the desert - DesertUSA
The river and the use of its water has shaped the history of the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, which all depend on the Colorado River and its tributaries for water.
Since the river was formed, it has been hard at work cutting great chasms, including the Grand Canyon, as it carved its 1,400-mile course from Colorado's Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez.
As the heavy flows deepened the channel, the river changed course and began flowing into the Imperial Valley and the Salton Sea.The river flowed into the valley for 16 months before it was returned to its original course.
www.desertusa.com /colorado/intro/du_introcr.html   (1008 words)

 Colorado River Rafting
After winding its way across Colorado, the river enters some of the most spectacular river rafting destinations in the world.
Bolstered by the Green, the Colorado River carves a deep, 100-mile-long chasm through the heart of Canyonlands National Park.
Experience soul-stirring scenery and some 28 rapids on one of the Colorado's steepest stretches, rivaling the big whitewater of the Grand Canyon.
www.westernriver.com /trips/coloradoriver   (376 words)

 Colorado River
Colorado likely will have to find ways to store more water and to transport it from areas that have lots of it — such as the Colorado River basin — to...
Backpackers near the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon, and anglers and boaters near Lees Ferry should be prepared for high water next week.
She said the roadless areas contain the headwaters of the Colorado River and the majority of the state's greenback cutthroat trout, a threatened species.
conservation.mongabay.com /Colorado_River.htm   (2985 words)

 Colorado River Rafting and Colorado Rafting - BuffaloJoe.com
Colorado river rafting tours are available on the Arkansas River for all skill levels from Class III (great family trips) to Class V rapids (high adventure).
Our family, who has lived in the Arkansas River Valley and has been Colorado river rafting for the past 30 years, invites you to share not only in whitewater rafting but to also experience other aspects of Colorado.
Colorado river rafting and we can steer you and your family toward the best fishing, mountain bike trails, kayaking, horse back riding, four wheel trails, ATV rentals, hiking, rock climbing, campsites, lodging, bed and breakfasts, hot springs, and places to view wildlife.
www.buffalojoe.com   (421 words)

 whitewater rafting: Colorado River & Trail Ex., Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Desolation, Alaska
Since 1971, Colorado River and Trail Expeditions has offered rafting adventures of exceptional quality on the most picturesque rivers in the world.
We can take you down the mighty Colorado River from Westwater Canyon with its rollicking rapids, through the spectacular redrock corridors of Canyonlands National Park and Cataract Canyon, and into the wondrous depths of the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, Inc., is a licensed concessionaire of the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and is authorized to operate all of the river expeditions advertised and described in this web-site.
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 Colorado River
The Colorado River supplies water to seven states (Arizona, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada) in addition to Mexico.
At the headwaters of the Colorado, the salinity is 50 parts per million(ppm).
Where the river crossed the border into Mexico in the early 1900's, it was about 400 ppm, but rose to 1200 ppm in the 1960's.
www.udel.edu /inst/problems/colorado   (727 words)

 ITCA: Colorado River Indian Tribes
The Colorado River Indian Tribe’s (CRIT) Reservation is located in western Arizona at Parker, 189 miles from Phoenix.
The Colorado River Indian Reservation was established March 3, 1865 for the "Indians of said river and its tributaries".
CRIT has senior water rights to 717,000 acre feet of the Colorado River, which is almost one-third of the allotment for the state of Arizona.
www.itcaonline.com /tribes_colriver.html   (602 words)

 Water Education Foundation - Colorado River
The river's waters are diverted to supply numerous regions including the Salt Lake Valley in Utah; the Rio Grande Basin in New Mexico; Cheyenne, Wyoming; the southern coastal plain and irrigation districts in California; and over the Continental Divide to the city of Denver.
Waters of the Colorado River were first developed by the Anasazi Indians in northwestern New Mexico as early as 600 A.D. followed by Spanish missionaries in the mid-16th century.
Water is scarce and reliance on the Colorado River is heavy, both for water and the electricity that water can provide in the form of hydropower.
www.water-ed.org /coloradoriver.asp   (700 words)

 ParkerStrip Arizona Colorado River Webcam - Parker Strip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Parker Strip area on the Colorado River runs from Parker Dam at the north end to the Headgate Dam at the south end.
This area of the river spans about 16 miles and is frequented by guests from all over the United States.
The ParkerStrip area of the Colorado River is one of the most traveled waterways in the U.S..
www.parkerstrip.net   (420 words)

 Whitewater Rafting Trips, Colorado River Rafting, Utah Whitewater Rafting, Arizona White Water Rafting & Colorado Jeep ...
Likewise, Arizona's only Federally designated "Wild and Scenic" river, the Verde River, with its variable spring season, is a trip to experience when it runs.
The Colorado River at Moab, Utah offers perfect sampler and overnight rafting trips for families, seniors, first-timers and raft enthusiasts looking for the most spectacular river setting.
Experience Family fun on the Dolores River and be dazzled by the narrow twisting waterway of the San Miguel River.
www.mild2wildrafting.com   (727 words)

 Colorado River Rafting | Holiday Expeditions
These whitewater rafting trips are located on the Colorado/Utah border or on the Colorado River and feature some of the region’s most remote and beautiful river rafting country.
If you want to see the best of the Colorado River and truly get away from it all, this is the one.
The best Colorado River Rafting occurs during May and June, when spring flows crank the rapids up to high adventure.
www.bikeraft.com /coloradowhitewater.php3   (317 words)

 Whitewater rafting in Colorado on Arkansas River - white water raft trips Royal Gorge, Brown's Canyon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2005, River Runners will mark 33 years of offering the best whitewater rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River.
Minimum training for first year staff is double that required by the state of Colorado.
All of our guides must be well-versed in all aspects of river rescue and be able to work together in crisis management situations.
www.riverrunnersltd.com   (314 words)

 Four Corners Rafting: Colorado River Rafting on the Arkansas River
Colorado is home to some of the most scenic and exhilarating whitewater rafting in the United States.
On our river rafting trips, you will meet other people who enjoy being outdoors under the Colorado sky, bask in the splendor of the Rocky Mountain scenery, lay your head back, and watch the clouds drift by as you enjoy a Colorado river rafting adventure.
Moderate stretches, perfectly suited to novices and families are available, as well as adventure-class whitewater river rafting runs for the more advanced or adventurous rafters.
www.fourcornersrafting.com   (413 words)

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