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Colorado River Basin hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, Seventieth Congress, first session, on Jan. 17-21, 1928

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Flood control -- Law and legislation -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

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Considers (70) S. 728, (70) S. 1274

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Paginationiii, 517 p
Number of Pages517
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15296868M

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Interior and states sign historic drought agreements to protect Colorado River. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation and representatives from all seven Colorado River Basin states gathered today and signed completed drought contingency plans for the Upper and Lower Colorado River . Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of - Created the Upper Colorado River Commission and apportioned the Upper Basin's maf among Colorado ( percent), New Mexico ( percent), Utah (23 percent), and Wyoming (14 percent); the portion of Arizona that lies within the Upper Colorado Basin was also apportio acre-feet annually. Further south, the Colorado River basin borders on the Rio Grande drainage, which along with the Mississippi flows to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a series of endorheic (closed) drainage basins in southwestern New Mexico and extreme southeastern Arizona. New River/Mexicali Sanitation Program. The present day channel of the New River was created in when the Colorado River washed out diversionary works, and the entire Colorado River flow coursed into the Salton Basin creating the New and Alamo River channels and the present Salton Sea, thus the name "new" river.

The Colorado River is about 1, miles long, with headwaters in Colorado and Wyoming, and eventually flows across the international border into Mexico. The drainage basin area of about , square miles includes all of Arizona, and parts of California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Current River Flow Updates. Latest update: 5/22/20 -- The Colorado at Kremmling is at cfs. Muddy Creek below Wolford Mountain Reservoir has come up to cfs. This will be putting a good volume of clearer water in the Colorado. This could improve clarity and lately the temps have cooled up in the high country and this has cleared the. The Colorado River Basin is the setting for some of the most drawn-out and complex water issues in the Western U.S. In , the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan — a water-conservation. In the Colorado River Basin, water is most plentiful in the Transition Zone, so that it includes most of the best natural fishing areas, and for similar reasons the finest forests. With this abundance of vegetation are associated most of the big game animals, affording .