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Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea


Date: 7/12/2014 11:53:00 PM

For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime. The river starts in the Rocky

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Grand Canyon officials: Body in Colorado ID'd as Phoenix man

Date: 7/12/2014 3:44:00 PM

The body of a man found in the Colorado River has been positively identified as that of a Phoenix man who went missing in late June, according to Grand Canyon officials. The body of Victor Tseng, 68, was recovered from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

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West-Slope Colorado Towns Restore Local Flows, Even as Thirsty Front-Range Lawns Drink From their Rivers

National Geographic

Date: 7/11/2014 8:22:00 PM

When residents in Denver, Colorado Springs and other cities on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains turn on their sprinklers to irrigate lawns, they rarely think about the fate of fish in the headwaters of the Colorado River on the other side of the

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Body found in Colorado River ID'd as Phoenix man


Date: 7/11/2014 5:50:00 PM

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- A body found in the Colorado River has been identified as a Phoenix man reported missing last month on a commercial rafting trip in Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials announced Friday that the Coconino

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Lake Mead Shrivels to Historic Low Level. In Just Two Years, the Change is Dramatic Enough to be Visible from Space

Discover Magazine

Date: 7/11/2014 12:29:00 PM

All told, 40 million people in seven states depend on water from the Colorado River Basin. Lake Mead is the giant hydrological savings bank that supplies water to the three lower basin states: Arizona, Nevada and California. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 19,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 450 Miles
• Volume: 648,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 178,392 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 35 Feet
Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet (799,000,000 m3). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary purpose is to store water for pumping into two aqueducts.
Lake Havasu is well known for its recreational fishing and boating, which bring in 750,000 visitors a year. Fishing tournaments are often held on the lake, where bass are the main catch.
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