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2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...

2013-12-18 23:21:25

The City of Glenwood Springs’ newly completed b-roll video footage features over 50 clips of the Colorado mountain town throughout the seasons, highlighting major attractions like Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. With three convenient formats from which to choose, Glenwood Springs’ b-roll is media-ready and available to download now. Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 As a favorite Colorado visitor destination, Glenwood Springs has found itself at...

2013-10-30 23:35:59

Travelers Invited to Explore Ancient Archaeological Sites While Boating the Colorado River Cortez, CO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites archaeology, history, and geology enthusiasts to spend a week on the Colorado River during its Grand Canyon River Adventure. Led by Grand Canyon archaeologist Kimberly Spurr and Hopi anthropologist Lyle Balenquah, travelers will investigate the 5,000-year human history of the canyon while exploring ancient sites—some...

2013-09-18 23:19:48

In-depth research will be a next step following the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study and will help Indian Country communities prepare for future water challenges. ALBUQUERQUE (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle announced today a collaborative agreement for the Bureau of Reclamation to work with the Colorado River Basin Tribes Partnership (Ten Tribes Partnership) in a tribally-focused effort to...

2013-09-12 23:00:58

The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing 3,600 cubic-feet-per-second from Olympus Dam to the Big Thompson River at the top of the Big Thompson Canyon. In addition, Reclamation is moving up to 550 cfs through facilities of the Colorado-Big Thompson project, keeping this water out of the Big Thompson River. Loveland, CO (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing 3,600 cubic-feet-per-second from Olympus Dam to the Big Thompson River at the top of the Big Thompson Canyon....

Lessons From The Grand Canyon: Dams Destabilize River Food Webs
2013-08-20 10:22:02

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Managing fish in human-altered rivers is a challenge because their food webs are sensitive to environmental disturbance. So reports a new study in the journal Ecological Monographs, based on an exhaustive three-year analysis of the Colorado River in Glen and Grand Canyons. Food webs are used to map feeding relationships. By describing the structure of these webs, scientists can predict how plants and animals living in an ecosystem will respond to...

2013-07-31 23:27:51

Colorado whitewater rafting company will remain open at both Arkansas River rafting locations through Labor Day weekend. Buena Vista, CO (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 River Runners, a Colorado whitewater rafting company with two locations on the Arkansas River near Browns Canyon and the Royal Gorge, announced it will remain open daily through September 2, 2013. The summer monsoon season has provided a much-needed boost in flows on the Arkansas River, which should provide great rafting through...

2013-07-22 23:21:23

Colorado whitewater rafting company offers BOGO half-off discount for full-day adventures every Monday - Thursday for remainder of season. Buena Vista, CO (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 River Runners, a whitewater rafting company with two locations on the Arkansas River in Colorado, announces buy-one-get-one half-off full-day rafting trips every Monday - Thursday until August 29, 2013. This discount can be used for full-day whitewater rafting trips down the Royal Gorge, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon,...

2013-07-18 23:20:28

Colorado whitewater rafting company offers 15 percent off overnight rafting trips in Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River. Buena Vista, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 River Runners, an established whitewater rafting company in Colorado, offers 15 percent off overnight rafting trips on the Arkansas River booked by July 31, 2013. Your discounted overnight rafting trip can be scheduled for any date during the 2013 rafting season, which runs through Labor Day, according to Travis Hochard,...


Latest Colorado River Reference Libraries

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Colorado Squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius
2013-01-12 06:47:45

Formally known as the Colorado squawfish, this freshwater species is now called the Colorado pikeminnow. This fish was native to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as portions of Mexico, but with the natural habitat changed by the damming of rivers and streams, this fish is now restricted to the Colorado Basin. Limited numbers of the Colorado squawfish still remain in the following rivers: Green, Gunnison, White, San Juan and Yampa; additionally it...

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2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...

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2007-04-10 16:43:12

The Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) is a species of minnow endemic to the Virgin River of the southwestern United States. It is a slender, silvery minnow, with a flattened head and belly, long snout, leathery skin, and no scales. There are barbels on the corners of its lips, and its common name likely comes from the first spinous ray of its dorsal fin, which is sharp-pointed. Its maximum length is rarely more than 3 in (7.5 cm). Historically, the Woundfin occupied much of the lower...

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