Colorado River


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Colorado River

1. A river of the southwest United States rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing about 2,350 km (1,450 mi) southwest through the Colorado Plateau of western Colorado, southeast Utah, and western Arizona to the Gulf of California in northwest Mexico. In Arizona it flows along the borders of Nevada and California. The most spectacular of its many gorges is the Grand Canyon.
2. A river rising in northwest Texas and flowing about 1,450 km (900 mi) southeast to an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Noun1.Colorado River - a river in TexasColorado River - a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
2.Colorado River - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
Beehive State, Mormon State, Utah, UT - a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
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The heat of the desert followed the heat of the hills as they turned east to the Needles and the Colorado River.
The Colorado River flowing through Utah has 147 miles of unchecked flow before emptying into Lake Powell.
Jack Simes, area planning officer for the US Bureau of Reclamation in Southern California, said the Colorado River delta has not received water via the normal flows since 1960.
The Colorado River Basin is divided into upper and lower basins at Lee's Ferry, Arizona.
Adler presents Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity, an examination of the devastating toll humankind has inflicted upon the Colorado River and its ecosystem, and what can be done to help restore nature's balance.
Male fish in the Colorado River roll their eyes to flash a novel "Back off, punk" signal at other males, researchers say.
South of Blythe, in the Cibola Valley, on the California and Arizona sides of the Colorado River, populations of Canada geese are building daily as new flocks of northern birds target in on the huge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
95), which republishes THE GREAT UNKNOWN: JOURNALS OF THE HISTORIC FIRST EXPEDITION DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER, a 1988 title.
I think of Georgie White, the woman who helped found the river-trip outfitting industry on the Colorado River in the early 1960s.
You can hike, back-pack, or donkey-ride down myriad winding trails to the bottom, where the Colorado River flows and the thrills of Jarring rapids rival any amusement-park scream machine.
In 1956, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation, he crafted the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956, which authorized Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Navajo and Curecanti projects, plus several smaller projects authorized for construction and others designated for study.
Steve Glazer, chair of the Sierra Club's Colorado River task force, sees the effects on western river basins.

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