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Colorado River storage project

(Encyclopedia) Colorado River storage project, a multipurpose plan, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1956, to control the flow of the upper Colorado and its tributaries…

Park Range

(Encyclopedia) Park Range, part of the Rocky Mts., central Colo. and S Wyo., extending N from the Colorado River. Mt. Lincoln (14,284 ft/4,354 m) is the highest peak.

San Juan

(Encyclopedia) San Juan săn wän [key], river, c.400 mi (640 km) long, rising in the San Juan Mts., SW Colo., and flowing generally W through N.Mex. and Utah to Lake Powell on the…

Painted Desert

(Encyclopedia) Painted Desert, badlands on the northeastern bank of the Little Colorado River, NE Ariz., stretching c.200 mi (320 km) SE from the Grand Canyon; includes Petrified Forest…

Longhorn Cavern

(Encyclopedia) Longhorn Cavern, limestone cave, central Tex., at Burnet. On the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau, the cave (explored length c.8 mi/13 km) lies beneath a triangular…

Parker Dam

(Encyclopedia) Parker Dam, at the Ariz.–Calif. line, on the Colorado River; completed 1938. It is 320 ft (98 m) high and 856 ft (261 m) long. The dam impounds water for Los Angeles and…

Mohave

(Encyclopedia) Mohave mōhä´vē [key], indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Yuman branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American…

Gunnison

(Encyclopedia) Gunnison, river, 180 mi (290 km) long, rising in W central Colo. and flowing SW, W, and NW to the Colorado River at Grand Junction. It flows through magnificent canyons,…

Big Spring

(Encyclopedia) Big Spring, city (1990 pop. 23,093), seat of Howard co., W central Tex.; inc. 1907. The spring for which it was named once fed a branch of the Colorado River but has…

Navajo Dam

(Encyclopedia) Navajo Dam, 402 ft (123 m) high and 3,648 ft (1,112 m) long, NW N.Mex., on the San Juan River, near the Colo. line; built 1958–63 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The…