Talk:Green River (Colorado River)

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USGS Flow data[edit]

USGS Flow data disputes the contention made at the head of this article that the Green has greater flow than the upper Colorado River. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.190.185.54 (talk) 21:16, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

I think you are right, but still, got to be careful with those realtime streamflow stats. A better measure is long-term mean annual flow, which can be found for Utah in these PDFs: http://pubs.usgs.gov/wdr/2004/wdr-ut-04/ . It appears that the first two gaging stations are quite a bit upriver from the Green-Colorado confluence, but if we go by those the rates are 7226 cfs annual mean (1914-2004) for the Colorado River, and 6121 cfs annual mean (1905-2004) for the Green River. If I get around to it I'll try to add this info. Pfly (talk) 00:50, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
I agree with your edit summary on the main page about the flow information added to the lead paragrah, so I was bold and changed it based in the information in the report you linked above (and verified with the stream flow information here: [1]). By all accounts, 8000 cfs annual mean is indeed too high. Also, the stated maximum and minimum flows of 2000 and 50,000 cfs are incorrect, or at the very worst, the data is impacted by pre-dam flows. Currently, the minimum seems to be pretty consistent from year to year, which I suspect is by design. The maximum does vary from year to year depending on the snowpack, but the 66,000 cfs maximum listed in the report is from 1917 which was pre-dam - I find it very unlikely you'll see any flows like that now. If User:Pfly or anybody else can find some reliable sources for the minimum and maximum yearly flows for the last 50 years or so, then please add them. CosmicPenguin (Talk) 23:39, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

The Colorado River Gage is around Cisco, below where the Dolores River empties into the Colorado. The Colorado recieves no more significant inflow until it's confluence with the Green. So you are indeed right when you say the Upper Colorado River is indeed larger than the Green River. I should know, I boat both rivers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.33.151.36 (talk) 07:51, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Info added about a city[edit]

IP edit by 141.211.174.64 added this text, which I'm moving here to the talk page:

In December 1918, following a lynching, all African Americans were ordered out of Green River. Forced to leave behind their belongings, they took refuge in Ogden, Utah.[1]

The info is about the city of Green River, not the river itself. But it's not clear which city, Green River, Wyoming or Green River, Utah. So I'm just moving it here. Perhaps someone can figure it out. Pfly (talk) 19:29, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Looks like the lynching happened in Green River, Wyoming: [2], [3] and [4] CosmicPenguin (talkWP:WYOHelp!) 03:47, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved to Green River (Colorado River). (non-admin closure) Red Slash 02:15, 9 August 2013 (UTC)



Green River (Utah)Green River (Western United States) – The river flows through both Utah and Wyoming Georgia guy (talk) 14:26, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Green River (Colorado River) would be better yet, that's the recommended disambiguation style for multi-state rivers per WP:RIVERS. Kmusser (talk) 14:48, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
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Castle Rock vs. Tollgate Rock?[edit]

File:CastleRock.jpg is a circa 1869 foto of a Green River landmark, used in our "History" section. I just noticed someone recaptioned it as "Tollgate Rock". Is this documented somewhere? TIA, Pete Tillman (talk) 02:52, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Looked at the Green River, Wyo 7.5 min topo and there are both a Castle Rock and Tollgate Rock on the map. Tollgate Rock is just NW of the town along the river and the topo shape looks like it would match the image. Castle Rock is to the north of the city and a bit away from the river and looks more like a spur connected to the hills to the north. Vsmith (talk) 12:41, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Looks like our current caption is correct, then. Cheers -- Pete Tillman (talk) 15:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
    • ^ (December 12, 1918) "All Colored People Driven Out of Town," Boston Globe