Colorado River Essays

  • Colorado River Trip Analysis

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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

  • Colorado River Fair Research Paper

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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

  • Threats To The Colorado River

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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

  • The Controversial Glen Canyon Dam

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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

  • Hoover Dam Research Paper

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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

  • 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

  • Salinity In The Salton Sea

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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

  • The White Tiger Short Story

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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

  • Essay On Colorado Rainfall

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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

  • Salton Basin Research Paper

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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

  • The Emerald Mile Kenton Grua Themes

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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

  • Columbine High School Rhetorical Analysis

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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

  • University Park Neighborhood Case Study

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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 ( With donations made by nearby landowners, the school could begin constructing their first buildings. The donors did have stipulations: There had to be plenty

  • Compare And Contrast Imperialism

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    According to Webster’s dictionary, expansionism is a policy or practice of expansion and especially of territorial expansion by a nation. While imperialism is the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. These are two different definitions defining two different things. As expansionism came to an end around 1870, imperialism was just getting started. Competition with other countries, making these

  • Personal Experience: My Journey To A Vicouña

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    I envision myself, ten years from now, standing on the strong Andes Mountains. All around me there is snow and signs of wildflowers --fighting for their place on the mountainside. I feel at peace as my gaze wanders across the horizon. I am in the heart of wilderness in Vicuña, Chile and this is where I belong. Without a doubt, Vicuña would be my choice of travel because of the amazing memories I made this past summer while studying abroad with CIEE through their High School Summer Abroad Program

  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Colorado

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    Visiting to a state that I have always wanted to go is to visit Colorado with my family; therefore, it was fun while going to that place. This happened last years’ summer. There are a few things that we did in that state. So before we went to Colorado, we had to drive from one state to another. Like we first drove from Illinois, our state, to Iowa. We had to stop in Iowa for many reasons. Our family had to stop to using bathrooms, we also stop and to get gas because we drove on the highway, and sometimes

  • Virgin Of Guadalupe Analysis

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    The story goes that on December 8th, 1534, on a hill next to Mexico City, a figure showed itself to the indigenous boy Juan Diego (Peterson, Virgin 39) The figure spoke in the boy’s native language, Nahuatl, and asked for a church to be built in her honor on the exact same spot (Peterson, Virgin 39). Almost five centuries later someone who travels to Mexico will not only find a basilica built in the name of the Virgin of Guadalupe, but will encounter thousands of images and representations of her

  • Romanticism In Brokeback Mountain

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    A western is a generof various arts such as film, television, radio, fiction and art. Movies that represent the stories of American West are known western movies. This genre often portrays wilderness of nature in the name of civilization. "The good, the bad and the ugly", "Brokeback Mountain" and "Django unchained" are three different western movies from three different period. Let's take a look in the plot summary of these three movies.  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: During the civil war three

  • Personal Narrative: The Great Smoky Mountains

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    Every year I enjoy vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains, truly are God’s country, with the vast mountain ranges, luscious landscapes, and hypnotizing fresh water streams. I enjoy hiking through the popular trails throughout the Great Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountains are covered with hundreds of different trees, but the tallest tree in the Smoky Mountains is the Great Tulip tree. The Great Tulip tree is the tallest of the trees, reaching nearly two hundred feet

  • 4 Way Test Persuasive Essay

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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