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The Vast and Vital Drainage Basin of the Colorado River

Meander of the Colorado River; photo by CitizenFresh (deviantART). The drainage basin of the Colorado River constitutes the 7th largest watershed in North America. Size estimates vary from source to source, but most describe it as being roughly 245,000 square miles. This area encompasses parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, […]

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Creek Restoration in Colorado: the Human Element

In a previous post, we talked about how Colorado’s recent floods devastated the habitats of riparian animals. Of course, it’s hard to mention those ravaged watersheds without turning wondering about the human habitats that were affected. People’s lives were turned into flotsam and jetsam by this unexpected disaster. They are still rebuilding, and efforts to […]

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