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  Colorado River (US) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Here the Colorado turns abruptly west directly athwart the folds and fault line of the plateau, through the (The enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona) 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.
The lower course of the river, which forms the border between (A mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico) Baja California and (Ground snakes) Sonora, is essentially a dry stream today due to use of the river as a water source.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/colorado_river_(us)2.htm   (768 words)

 Colorado River (US) Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
At the southern end of Marble Canyon, the river is joined by another tributary, the Little Colorado, and the river then 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.
The river, taking the canal as a new channel, re-created in California a great inland sea in a area that it had frequently inunated before, for example, in 1884 and 1891, when it had for a time practically abandoned its former course through Mexican territory to the Sea of Cortez.
Allocation of the river's water is governed by the Colorado River Compact.
www.localcolors.com /encyclopedia/Colorado_River_(US)   (1259 words)

 MSN Encarta - Colorado (river, North America)
The source of the Colorado River is Grand Lake, Colorado, in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The river initially flows to the southwest through the state of Colorado and is joined by the Green River in central Utah.
Along the Colorado’s banks, river water nourishes a narrow band of natural vegetation that includes willow, cottonwood, and mesquite trees and shrubs such as seepwillow and arrowweed.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761557363   (1844 words)

 MLS Boundary Descriptions
The Colorado River to Lamar to Loop 360 to Barton Creek to the Colorado River
The Colorado River to Loop 360 to Barton Creek to Hwy 71 to Hwy 620 to Honey Creek to the Colorado River
The Colorado River to US 183 to Hwy 71 to I35 to the Colorado River
www.abor.com /MLS/mlsboundaries.cfm   (902 words)

 MLS Map - Austin, Tx
US 183 to Mo-Pac to FM 2222 to the Dry Creek to the Colorado River to 360 to US 183
The Colorado River to Lamar to Loop 360 to Patton Creek to the Colorado River
The Colorado River to US 183 to Hwy 71 to J 35 to the Colorado River
www.vcproperties.com /mlsmap.htm   (749 words)

 Parker Area Tourism Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Parker is located on the east bank of the Colorado River, 163 miles west of Phoenix and 250 miles east of LA. The Parker area consists of a number of separate but interrelated areas.
The 16-mile strip of the Colorado River, between Parker Dam and Headgate Rock Dam, forms one of the finest bodies of water in the country for water-based recreational activities.
The fertile fields of the Colorado River yield melons, lettuce, cotton, wheat, barley and alfalfa.
www.parkertourism.com   (589 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, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The river itself is home to many species of aquatic plants that provide habitat and cover for a variety of fish that populate this section of the Colorado River.
The Colorado is one of those flatwater rivers that excites even a whitewater enthusiast because of the abundance of natural plants and animals to be seen.
The key to enjoying the Colorado River is to know what to expect and be prepared to manage it within a time schedule you have developed for completing your trip.
southwestpaddler.com /docs/colorado4.html   (1180 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: COLORADO RIVER
The Colorado River, measured in length and drainage area, is the largest river wholly in Texas.
The Colorado River is probably the one called Kanahatino by Indians of the Caddoan linguistic family and Pashohono by some of the other Indian groups.
The name Colorado, Spanish for "red," is evidently a misnomer, for the water of the stream is clear and always has been, according to the earliest records of historians.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/rnc10.html   (993 words)

 Categorized Salton Sea Basin/Colorado Delta Region Bibliography
The Colorado River salinity agreement of 1973 and the Mexicali Valley.
Composition and mean age of detritus of the Colorado River delta in the Salton Trough, Southeastern California.
Herpetofauna of the lower Colorado River: Davis Dam to the Mexican Border.
www.sci.sdsu.edu /salton/TopSaltonSeaBiblio.html   (7288 words)

 Heavily used Colorado River gives last drops to Mexican farm fields
Today, the once mighty Colorado River on which the Indians fished and farmed for 2,000 years is drunk nearly dry by people upstream before it gets to the few Cocopa people still living along the lower reaches.
The valley along the river south of Mexicali produces roughly 10 percent of Mexico's wheat, about 17 percent of its cotton, and important quantities of sorghum, alfalfa, and asparagus.
The filling of the upstream dams means river water again reaches the gulf in wet years, although the flows can be erratic.
www.uswaternews.com /archives/arcglobal/7heause6.html   (783 words)

 US-50: Across Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
From the geological wonderland of the Colorado River plateau, which stretches west into Utah, the route climbs up and over the 13,000-foot Rocky Mountains, which form a formidable wall down the center of the state.
The river cutting through the canyon falls faster than any other in North America—dropping 2,150 feet in under 50 miles—and the canyon bottom is so rugged that there are no trails along it.
Colorado’s third-largest city, Pueblo was founded by legendary fl fur-trapper Jim Beckwourth in 1842, but the town really grew in the 1870s following the arrival of the railroad and the discovery nearby of vast amounts of coal.
www.roadtripusa.com /us_50/colorado.html   (4457 words)

 The Colorado River District: a 15-county organization that protects Western Colorado's water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
At this confluence of the canal and the river, a dam diverts the combined waters into the Grizzly Tunnel that goes through a mountain.
That brings us today where a collaborative effort is underway on how to best apply and possibly enhance the 3,000 acre-feet.
This16-page annual report discusses the progress, priorities and financial status of the Colorado River District in 2004.
www.crwcd.gov   (875 words)

 Colorado Fishing Network: Colorado River Trout
In 1987 the Colorado River Water Conservancy District applied to build a dam on Rock Creek, a small tributary of the Colorado.
While speculation had it that the Colorado would begin to clear, it took time for the effects of the reservoir to be significant.
The Colorado in this area is a legally navigable river through private, state, and BLM land and access is open through private land.
www.coloradofishing.net /ft_slammin.htm   (1702 words)

 Welcome to Hoover Dam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Vehicle traffic on US Hwy 93 [that crosses over the Dam] is also restricted.
Hoover Dam was built to 'tame' the wild Colorado River and to produce electric power for the growing Western United States.
Colorado River -- The Biggest Plumbing Works in North America.
www.citlink.net /~davegun/hdIX.html   (314 words)

 US 66 Photo Album: Needles and the Colorado River
The Red Rock cantilever bridge was finished in 1890 and carried a transcontinental railroad over the river.
A new bridge was built for the railroad and US 66 was diverted to the Red Rock Bridge; ironically the railroad bridge that was used incidentally for cars became an auto bridge.
The remnants of the Red Rock bridge can be seen to the west on the old alignment of US 66 - alas, it's only a pile of rubble and twisted steel.
www.gbcnet.com /ushighways/US66/66_colorado_river.html   (403 words)

 Colorado US Hwy 6
US 6 is either "on" I-70 or within a few miles of it from the Utah border to Denver.
US 6 continues to parallel I-70's north side through the broad Colorado River valley through Silt and New Castle, all the way to Chacra, where it ends again at Exit 109.
US 6 is shown as 4 lanes from SH 58 east into Denver, on Vasquez, from Barr Lake to Hudson, and from Wiggins to Fort Morgan.
www.mesalek.com /colo/us6.html   (3074 words)

 Yuma River Tours - Colorado River Boat Tours
Join us on one of our jetboat tours on the magnificent Colorado River north of Yuma and we will be your guides through this wilderness wonderland.
The old mining and pioneer days may have passed, but the history of the Colorado River is being brought to life each day through the eyes of the our captains in their modern jetboats.
The old mining and pioneer days may have passed, but the history of the Colorado River is being brought to life each day through the eyes of the Knowlton captains in their modern jetboats.
www.coloradoking.com   (785 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- 50-year plan to protect Colorado River signed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The $626 million agreement will benefit "the many important species, including humans, that rely on the Colorado River," said John Keys, commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, during a ceremony at the base of the massive Hoover Dam.
The program, called the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, aims to protect threatened and endangered species along 400 miles of river from Lake Mead to the U.S.-Mexico border, while ensuring an uninterrupted supply of water and power.
The agreement calls for restoring 8,132 acres of riverside, marsh and backwater habitat for at least 26 species native to the river, including six federally protected species: the razorback sucker, bonytail and humpback chub fish; the Yuma clapper rail and southwestern willow flycatcher birds; and the desert tortoise.
www.espn.go.com /outdoors/conservation/news/2005/0412/2035987.html   (379 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)

 Colorado River-Lake Mead NRA
The Colorado River Runs from the spring in the Rockies of Colorado, through parts Utah, the Grand Canyon of Arizona, then along border of Nevada, Arizona, and California, and on to Mexico and into the Gulf of California.
The U.S. government decided that the best was to turn this into a resource was to dam it up in several places so that the river could provide both water and Power on a regular basis to the southwest.
The lakes that form the along the Colorado River are Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
www.ziggy1.com /ays/lm/lmcr.htm   (209 words)

 Colorado River
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.
Original agreements with Mexico dealt with the quantity of water in the Colorado that the US agreed to deliver.
www.udel.edu /inst/problems/colorado   (727 words)

 Colorado State Parks
Pack a lunch and enjoy the day along the Colorado River at one of the sections of Colorado River State Park.
Unique to the park system, James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park is actually five sections of beautiful stops along the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Junction area (see area map below).
From Island Acres on the east through Corn Lake, Wildlife Area, Connected Lakes and on down the river to Fruita, this remarkable park has redefined what parks are all about.
www.parks.state.co.us /?parkID=75&action=park   (759 words)

 Colorado State Parks
Whether you're seeking adventure or a relaxing getaway, we have dozens of activities to choose from, and the ideal places, if you prefer, to do nothing but soak up the beautiful Colorado scenery.
Colorado Residents: renew your boat, snowmobile or OHV registrations.
Customers living outside of Colorado: purchase your non-resident OHV or snowmobile permit.
parks.state.co.us   (452 words)

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The legal, technical and political issues surrounding the Lower Colorado River are notoriously complex.
Colorado River issues are a small part of the Southern Nevada Water Authority site, but the Multi-Species Conservation Program, and its Water Resource Plan are decently reviewed.
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center's unassuming site is packed with valuable hydrologic data.
ag.arizona.edu /AZWATER/awr/mayjune04/sept98/web.html   (594 words)

 Colorado River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The life line of the entire area, the beautiful and cool Colorado River, winds its way through the Laughlin valley on its course to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, from its origins in the Rocky Mountains.
The flow of the river is controlled by a series of dams providing recreational and hydroelectric uses for man. Locally, you can cruise the river on a yacht or a paddle wheeler while you enjoy dinner and look out at Laughlin's nightline.
River Taxi to shuttle people from casino to casino on the Colorado River and also provides advertising opportunities on the inside and outside of each vessel.
www.laughlinchamber.com /ColoradoRiver.asp   (313 words)

 International Water Power and Dam Construction
Water officials from Arizona, California and Nevada and the US federal government signed a 50-year plan today to protect some of the Colorado river’s wildlife while ensuring the states are able to get enough water and power from it.
The US$626M Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Programme is intended to keep healthy 26 species of fish, plants, birds and other animals along the 643km of river below the Hoover dam running through the three states.
But US officials said it would be impossible for them to control conservation activities across the border.
www.waterpowermagazine.com /story.asp?sectioncode=130&storyCode=2027789   (178 words)

 Rafting, Fly Fishing and River Tubing trips, Steamboat Springs, Colorado with Blue Sky West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Solid river levels and temperatures should remain cool so the fishing will be fine all throughout the day.
The Yampa, Eagle and North Platte Rivers are to low this time of year for our rafting trips so we focus whilst enjoining the Upper Colorado River to its fullest.
The Colorado River is an 1.5 hour drive from Steamboat, so something to consider when planning your full or half day trip.
www.steamboatpowdercats.com /summer.htm   (429 words)

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