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- The Colorado River flows in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico for approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km). It drains a part of the arid regions of the western Rocky Mountains slopes, and part of eastern and southern Utah. The river also drains nearly all of the state of Arizona, very small portions of the southeastern deserts of California, and parts of southern Nevada, including Las Vegas (to Lake Mead).
- The natural course of the Colorado River flows from 16 miles (26 km) north of Grand Lake, Colorado, through the Grand Canyon, into the Gulf of California. However eight reservoirs for the heavy use of the river as a water supply for cities in adjacent states and an irrigation source for the Imperial Valley, has desiccated the lower course of the river in Mexico so that it no longer consistently reaches the Colorado River Delta and Gulf of California.
This category has the following 16 subcategories, out of 16 total.
- ► Early Grand Canyon river runners (11 P)
- ► Protected areas on the Colorado River (5 C, 18 P)
- ► Steamboats of the Colorado River (12 P)
- ► Tributaries of the Colorado River (7 C, 11 P)
Pages in category "Colorado River"
The following 97 pages are in this category, out of 97 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
- Capacity (schooner)
- Cataract Canyon
- Central Arizona Project
- Charles H. Spencer Hulk
- Coachella Canal
- Colonia Lerdo
- Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act
- Colorado River Board of California
- Colorado River Compact
- Colorado River Delta
- Colorado River Irrigation Company
- Colorado River Storage Project
- Colorado State Highway 131
- Colorado State Highway 340
- Colorado-Big Thompson Project
- Course of the Colorado River