Echo Park (Colorado)

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Coordinates: 40°31′11.5″N 108°59′36.1″W / 40.519861°N 108.993361°W / 40.519861; -108.993361

Echo Park (Colorado) is a remote river bottom surrounded by canyon walls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. It was first mapped and given its name by the Powell Geographic Expedition in 1869. A proposed dam at Echo Park turned into a nationwide environmental controversy in the early 1950s.[1] The Sierra Club and other conservationist groups helped forge a compromise in Congress that eliminated the Echo Park Dam from the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956.

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  1. ^ Powell, James Lawrence (2008). Dead Pool: Lake Powell, global warming, and the future of water in the West. University of California Press. p. 106. ISBN 0-520-25477-5.