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    backpacking, and kayaking trips to many different places. It wasn’t really about where we were going because I knew, in my mind, that wherever we were going to go it was going to be beautiful. There was one trip in particular where we were kayaking the Colorado River near Hoover Dam and I remember being amazed by the water, vegetation, and how a mountain goat could be at the very edge of the mountain and not fall off. My first instinct was to “observe the landscape, attending for reasons of [my] own to aspects

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    The Colorado River Fair, as part of the network of California fairs, provides an enormous return on investment both economically and socially. Fairs celebrate our history and heritage. They are an educational opportunity for youth and provide wholesome entertainment for families. 4-H and FFA programs support California’s vibrant agriculture sector. Community members of all ages enter their artwork, baked goods, photography and other homemade products in pursuit of coveted blue ribbons. Many

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    water unless we change our approach to managing this precious and vital resource". The Colorado River starts in the rocky mountain national park along the jagged edge of the continental divide, the river flows and tumbles through 1,450 miles of mountains, canyons, and low deserts on its journey to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The entire southwest United States completely depends on the Colorado River. Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming and California. Five trillion

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    The Colorado River has been the giver of life for southwestern civilizations in the United States for over a century. Without it, the mighty metropolis of Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, and San Diego would not survive to the extent they do. Seven states and twelve cities depend on it for drinking water and irrigation. The Colorado River Basin states are: California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state is party to the Colorado River Compact entered into in Santa Fe

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    The yuma project both had positive and negative impacts. Some negative impacts to yuma is from the steamboat business. The brought and gave good to yuma and went through the colorado river because yuma was mostly a flood plain at a constant level. But with them building the dam the water level would lower down making it harder to be at a safe distance from the ground. They also cannot pass through because there is going to be a

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    In 1905, engineers were working on an irrigation canal wall on the Colorado River when a rush of water burst through and began to fill a nearby basin. For eighteen months after the incident, water flowed freely into the basin eventually filling it to form a lake. Hence, “The Accidental Sea,” or better known as the Salton Sea, was born. Because the Sea has no natural input of water, it is fed mainly by agricultural runoff from the Imperial and Coachella Valley. Furthermore, when the water evaporates

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    Kyen: Every year, up to 4 million people flock to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is the second most popular national park in the world. This is because of how breathtakingly beautiful it is. When people talk about Yosemite they are usually talking about the amazing Yosemite Valley. This 7 mile long valley has 3,000 to 4,000 foot walls of solid granite on either side of the valley. This granite is home to amazing geological landforms such as amazing waterfalls, domes, spires, and the largest granite

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    Construction of the Hoover Dam began in 1931. Its main purpose was for flood control, irrigation, and to provide hydroelectric power to many communities throughout the southwestern United States. There are 17 main turbines in the Hoover Dam power plant; consisting of nine on the Arizona side and 8 on the Nevada side. The generators which were to provide and generate electricity to this region were Francis-turbine generators. Since 1947, the average annual net generation for Hoover Power plant was

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    Teton Dam Case Study

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    4(d) Teton Dam: Background: The Teton Dam was a dam on the Teton River in Idaho, United States. It was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, one of eight federal agencies authorized to construct dams. It was located in the eastern part of the state, between the Fremont and Madison counties. There had been interest in building a dam in the Snake River Plain for many years. The purpose was to control spring runoff and provide a more constant water supply in the summer. This place had suffered

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    makes it very hard to contain and carry out water all across the country. One of the main rivers Arizona has is the Colorado River. It flows all across the West, including Arizona, Nevada, Tucson and also Las Vegas. This river helped changed irrigation because it gives the people more water, and it brought more population into their

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    Thesis This Supreme court cases is about disputes over water distribution from the Colorado River between states of Arizona and California. It was ruled that California gets a maximum of 50% up to 4,400,000 acre feet (5.4 km3) of Colorado River water a year or less according to certain formula; Nevada gets 4% and Arizona gets the remainder. I think this is the most fair that it could have gotten, because Nevada still needs to get water too and it was split good in my eyes. Background on case: Arizona

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    to the tiger. With the last of his strength, the man jumped and grabbed a vine that was hanging from the edge of the steep hill. He swung threw the air and hit his side hard against a rotten branch sticking out. Hanging, he looked down were a fast river flowed a far distance below him. He said a quick thankful prayer because there was no rocks below, nothing but mud and water. Looking up, he for the first time today noticed that the sky was clear and a beautiful blue. Mist was rising up from the the

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    accomplished many impressive feats. Grua had a love for adventure and a deep respect for nature, specifically the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. He did whatever he set his mind to and didn’t let obstacles or discouragement get in his way. He was respected and admired by those who knew him and developed amazing skill and knowledge in his area of expertise--being a boatman and river guide.    Likewise, I would love to live a life of courage and be remembered for one who was inspiring and impactful to others

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    The average annual rainfall in Colorado is 15 inches (38 centimeters). The rainfall in Denver ranges from 8 to 15 inches annually because of the dry conditions. The average snowfall in Denver is approximately 57 inches annually. Fall in Colorado is typically dry with little precipitation. Summer are low-humidity but can get very hot during the day. The threat of thunder storms is present. Spring in Colorado is very hit or miss. In spring one could see a blizzard, hail, sleet, or a light rain. This

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    hot water, mud, and steam, are also evident in the area (9). Some important elements have been discovered in the region including sulphur deposits, sodium carbonate, and even gold (9). Changes in the course of the Colorado river have caused certain channels to dry up and shifts in the river-bed have probably taken place over the past centuries (9). Besides the ever changing land formation, the area itself is constantly dry (9). The highest temperatures are during the summer months, particularly July

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    But when analyzing University Park, you must not forget the fact that the University of Denver is responsible for much of the development in this part of Denver. In the 1880’s, the Colorado Seminary found its new home as the University of Denver in University Park (Denver.org). With donations made by nearby landowners, the school could begin constructing their first buildings. The donors did have stipulations: There had to be plenty

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    Many people think the state of Colorado was not involved in the Civil War. That is not completely true but Colorado did not play any very important parts in the war. However this seemingly remote state far west actually was involved with battles and had famous generals lead the Colorado territory. Colorado became a U.S. territory on February 28, 1861, and eventually became a state on August 1, 1876. The territory was useful not only to the Unions being a Union state but it also helped the Confederacy

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    Columbine High School can forever be associated with the massacre that took place April 20, 1999. Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, captures the heart wrenching and cruel events that unfolded that April through his analysis of the normalities within the day and specific dialogue. Using many rhetorical devices, Cullen develops an agonizing emotion behind the terrible truth; it can happen anywhere. While spreading the terrible truth, he manages to also spread light on the events of April 20 in order

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    Pros Of Fracking

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    Fracking is not a new think it was invent seventy years ago in 1947(“ Thanks To Fracking, Earthquake Hazards In Parts Of Oklahoma Now Comparable To”).For most of those years it has been loosely regulated because people were further worried about what was happening with the coal industry. The fracking fluid starts in a tank then it moves through a pipe into a sand truck. Then the mixture is moved into the blending truck. It moves tough one more machine which is the frac pump that pumps it down into

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    Have you ever been bullied before? Most people say it's not a problem, but you might not agree. I think we try to ignore the fact that bullying happens right in your school. Maybe if teens knew about the 4 Way Test it wouldn’t happen. I believe that as a school it is our job to get the word out about the 4 Way Test. The 4 Way Test is a “tool” to help teens and adults make good decisions. The First step of the 4 way test is “Is it true”. Think how would this affect me or how will it affect the person

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