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2011-06-06 18:06:00

But EDF Says Future Reports Must Examine Healthy River Flows, Impacts on Recreation & Tourism BOULDER, Colo., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading conservation group today praised the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the first part of a study it released today, which concluded that climate change will reduce water flow in the Colorado River Basin about approximately nine percent by 2050. However, the conservation group, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), says future...

2011-06-06 15:36:00

Public servants, scholars, artists call for long-term uranium mining safeguards in New York Times ad WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ad this week in the New York Times features an open letter from 50 statesmen, scholars and conservation leaders urging a 20-year extension of a one-million-acre mining buffer around Grand Canyon National Park. The list of signers includes Theodore Roosevelt IV, actors Edward Norton and Robert Redford, film director Ken Burns, World...

2011-05-24 13:54:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Central Arizona Project (CAP) Board of Directors President Pam Pickard and General Manager David Modeer will represent CAP today at a joint hearing of the U. S. House of Representatives Water and Power Subcommittee and the Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee. Modeer is scheduled to testify at the hearing, and will provide information about CAP, Arizona's single largest resource for renewable Colorado River water supplies, and its...

2011-03-30 05:18:00

PAGE, Ariz., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is a wonderful time for hiking and rafting in the Grand Canyon. The weather is ideal with average daytime highs in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the mid-50s. The illustrious Grand Canyon flowers are in bloom during April. The incredible spring wildflower season only occurs in the Grand Canyon from March to early May, just in line with the Hiker's Special trip. The Hiker's Special will include many different types of hiking...

2010-12-20 11:56:00

Accord announced by U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar sets stage for future environmental progress MEXICO CITY, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bi-national pact announced today to allow Mexico to store a portion of its annual allocation from the Colorado River--up to 260,000 acre-feet over three years--in the largest U.S. reservoir--Lake Mead--sets the stage for progress on environmental issues in ongoing talks between the two countries, according to Environmental Defense Fund....

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2010-10-18 06:10:23

The Hoover Dam now is neighbor to a massive bridge held up by the longest arch in the Western Hemisphere. The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge will open this month to help connect Arizona and Nevada traffic, which is split by the Colorado River. Officials said the 1,900-foot-long structure will reroute traffic off of the Hoover Dam, helping to improve jams and protect the dam from terrorist threats. The new bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the world at 890 feet above the...

2010-10-04 22:31:58

Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river. Writing in the October issue of the journal Geology, they have named this ancient northeastward-flowing river the California River, after its inferred source in the Mojave region of southern California. Lead author Steven Davis, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie...

2010-10-01 14:45:12

'A recipe for a perfect drought' The convergence in the coming year of three cyclical conditions affecting ocean temperatures and weather is likely to create unprecedented challenges for states that depend on water from the Colorado River, a new UCLA study suggests. "If I were concocting a recipe for a perfect drought, this would be it," said Glen MacDonald, co-author of the study and director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Along with a former graduate...

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2010-09-21 08:25:00

Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream. A new study shows this is due to increased dust caused by human activities in the region during the past 150 years. The study, led by a NASA scientist and funded by the agency and the National Science Foundation, showed peak spring runoff now comes three weeks earlier than before the region was settled and soils were disturbed. Annual runoff is lower by more than...

2010-09-20 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snow melt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream. A new study shows this is due to increased dust caused by human activities in the region during the past 150 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The study, led by a NASA scientist and funded by the agency and the...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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