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2009-06-01 15:44:22

The companies that run raft tours in the Grand Canyon say they're getting some impressive ideas from college students designing an electric outboard motor. Mark Grisham, executive director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, tells The Arizona Republic it might still take five years to develop an electric outboard powerful enough to push the big rafts along the Colorado River. When you try to bring electric power to a white-water environment … well, it is not easy, Grisham...

2009-05-21 11:57:06

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will conduct scientific overflights at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona during the Memorial Day weekend. The overflights are designed to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, officials said.

2009-04-22 18:23:00

LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathtaking seclusion allows one to take a moment from life to just appreciate and enjoy one of nature's majestic wonders... that is what awaits guests who embark upon Pink Jeep Tours' brand new Grand Canyon Classic Deluxe tour.

2009-04-21 10:27:18

Scripps researchers find that currently scheduled water deliveries from the Colorado River are unlikely to be met if human-caused climate change reduces runoff in the region.

2008-10-30 15:00:22

Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement regarding the California Department of Water Resource's initial 15 percent allocation of State Water Project supplies to Metropolitan for the 2009 water year: "We are preparing for the very real possibility of water shortages and rationing throughout the region in 2009.

2008-09-18 06:00:28

By Dave Miller John McCain's recent call for future talks on changes to the 1922 Colorado River Compact should be a good wakeup call for all Western leaders concerned with renewable water and energy resources.Colorado is the primary headwater state for six major river basins and 11 downriver states on both sides of the Continental Divide.Federal data indicates Colorado has only been using about 60 percent of its Colorado River Compact entitlements since the 1960s, because of political...

2008-09-11 15:00:18

By Raam Wong Journal Staff Writer Starting this week, workers are clearing brush, laying pipe and otherwise moving forward on the construction of a $182 million project that will pump water from the Rio Grande and into Santa Fe homes.

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Hazlehurst, John During an interview with the Pueblo Chieftain's Charles Ashby, Sen. John McCain said that he supported the "renegotiation" of the 1922 interstate compact, which governs the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River among the seven states that border the river.

2008-08-27 12:00:55

For John McCain, it was another what-was-I-thinking moment -- but this time on a topic close to home: In a mid-August telephone interview with the The Pueblo Chieftain, the Republican presidential candidate-to-be called for renegotiation of the Colorado River Compact -- with more water in mind for fast-growing Arizona, the state he represents in the Senate, as well as Southern California and Las Vegas, Nev.

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...

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...

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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