Colorado River Story – Part 1

May 31, 2015
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Colorado River at Yuma

History of man’s taming of the powerful Colorado River
to control flooding, obtain water and power, irrigate farmland
and create recreational spaces, with unintended consequences along the way

This post is outdated and has been replaced by Army Depot and Colorado River History in Yuma, Arizona.


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    Arleen
    May 31, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    We visited the Colorado River starting at the headwaters which are located in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Being from California I knew that the river flows southwestward toward the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. Pretty amazing the size of this river

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