Latest Colorado River Stories

2008-07-13 09:00:18

It's great news that an agreement has been struck to restore the clarity of the largest natural lake in the state. Formed by glaciers and sustained by natural sources of fresh water, Grand Lake is one of Colorado's unique natural wonders, and has been a scenic attraction for decades.

2008-07-10 12:00:38

The Upper Colorado River and the San Juan River endangered fish recovery programs recently received Cooperative Conservation Awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The two programs were selected from a field of 700 nominees.

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--BAKER, Nev. -- On moonless nights here in the Utah-Nevada borderlands of Snake Valley, the naked eye can see five planets, countless stars and the great swath of the Milky Way.

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 4--BAKER, Nev. -- On moonless nights here in the Utah-Nevada borderlands of Snake Valley, the naked eye can see five planets, countless stars and the great swath of the Milky Way.

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By Jerd Smith Colorado has stepped forward to save one of its most important natural wonders, Grand Lake, establishing for the first time a standard to restore the renowned clarity that has drawn thousands to the lake's shores for more than a century.

2008-07-04 09:00:23

PAGE, Ariz. -- The search continues for a man believed to have drowned near Lake Powell. The National Park Service said Thursday that they are searching an area near Piute Farms within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for Benjamin Saltwater, 23, of Kayenta, Ariz.

2008-07-01 18:00:13

Fitch Ratings assigns the rating of 'AA+' to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan or the district) $77.4 million water revenue refunding bonds, 2008 series C.

2008-06-25 12:02:33

By Tony Davis, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 25--PHOENIX -- It's 2048 in the Sonoran Desert.

2008-06-24 18:15:00

Researchers told lawmakers Tuesday that they may have two new weapons against the quagga mussel, an invasive mollusk that clogs municipal water pipes, takes food from native species and may even stimulate the deadly bacteria that cause botulism.

2008-06-19 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jun. 19--River levels are rising again and expected to increase and stay high through the weekend. "It's a surprise to many of us to see it come back this strong," said Steve Witte, Water Division 2 engineer.

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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