Geneva Creek (Colorado)

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Geneva Creek[1]
GenevaCreekCO-IronFen.jpg
Terraces formed by mineral springs in upper Geneva Creek
Origin Clear Creek County, Colorado
39°34′18″N 105°50′09″W / 39.57167°N 105.83583°W / 39.57167; -105.83583
Mouth Confluence with North Fork South Platte
39°27′35″N 105°39′50″W / 39.45972°N 105.66389°W / 39.45972; -105.66389Coordinates: 39°27′35″N 105°39′50″W / 39.45972°N 105.66389°W / 39.45972; -105.66389
Progression North Fork South Platte
South PlattePlatte
MissouriMississippi
Mouth elevation 8,589 ft (2,618 m)

Geneva Creek is a short tributary of the North Fork South Platte River, approximately 14.7 miles (23.7 km) long,[2] in central Colorado in the United States. It drains part of the Rocky Mountains southwest of Denver in northern Park County. It rises at the continental divide west of Mount Bierstadt and descends through a canyon to the southeast. It joins the North Fork South Platte from the north at Grant along U.S. Highway 285. The valley of the river provides the route of the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway between Georgetown and Grant.

The upper part of Geneva Creek is an iron fen, where iron oxide is deposited by mineral-rich groundwater coming to the surface. Natural springs create high dissolved concentrations of copper and zinc to the stream.[3]

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  1. ^ "Geneva Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 25, 2011
  3. ^ "Total Maximum Daily Load Assessment, Geneva Creek". Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

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