Essays Tagged: "Colorado River"

The Colorado River

ates rivers whichshow use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people.However, the Colorado River is not such a good example along mostsegments of its course. There is no continuous t ... trenched river channels are the major reasons forsparse human settlement. We ask ourselves, did the Colorado River helpor hinder settlement in the Western United States?As settlers began to move westw ...

(14 pages) 152 1 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The earth is said to be in a state of "dynamic equilibrium." Explain?

re causing the uplift of the sedimentary rocks exposed in its walls, and the erosional power of the Colorado River is causing the downcutting which is creating the canyon and exposing the rocks in the ...

(1 pages) 71 0 3.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

The Ute Indians

The Ute Indians were a group of Indians that lived mostly around the mountainous area of Utah and Colorado near the Colorado River. But they sometimes lived in dessert areas also. The word Ute comes ... ntains. Although it is not certain where they originated but it is assumed that they arrived to the Colorado and Utah area around 1000 A.D. The Ute Indians spoke a part of the Uto-Aztecan language cal ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Upland Yuman and CRIT Indian Tribes of the Southwest.

avapai whom all speak Yuman. Their territory was very expansive with its northwest border being the Colorado River, the southern most borders being the Gila River and found as far east as the San Fran ... h, Mojave, and Quechan. As given by their name the River Yuman lived along the southern part of the Colorado River. The northern part of the river was very difficult terrain including the Grand Canyon ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Grand Canyon

28 per person.- Air tour (helicopter or plane), $150 dollars =2 hours.-Water float trip through the Colorado River for $120= 12 hours.-Rent cabins located along the canyon for $70 per night.-You can v ... -The Grand Canyon is more than a great gorge formed over millions of years through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau.- It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the tra ...

(3 pages) 125 3 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Analysis of Brower vs. Dominy argument in Encounters with the Archdruid

Dominy became the Bureau's director in 1959 and oversaw the construction of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.Completed in 1962, the 710 foot tall dam built out of 4.9 million cubic yards of conc ... conservationist that you are, by far. I do things. I make things available to man. Unregulated, the Colorado River wouldn't be worth a good God damn to anybody...Do you want to keep this country the w ...

(6 pages) 64 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salton See - Living or dying

ferred as Lake Cahuilla which has been cyclically reconstituted many times by the meandering of the Colorado River. This huge lake; California's largest lake, measuring 15 by 30 miles, and containing ... sea level is downhill almost everything (DeBuys & Myers 23) and being connected to the delta of Colorado River through several river corridors often got flooded by the river creating a number of t ...

(10 pages) 59 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

An Overview of Arizona's Glen Canyon Recreational Area.

yon and Glen Canyon are similar in many ways. They both were carved out and formed primarily by the Colorado River and their topography is similar as well with canyons displaying breathtaking talus sl ... nyon Dam which was finally completed after 6 long years of construction. The lake is located on the Colorado River between the borders of Utah and Arizona. When the lake is full, it is at an elevation ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.4 Oct/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Removing the Barrier (Removing Lake Powell's Dam).

vel and enjoy. David R. Brower states, "we can reverse it now. We can drain Lake Powell and let the Colorado River run through the dam that created it, bringing Glen Canyon and the wonder of its side ... rower also stated that Glen Canyon Dam was built as a power project in order to raise money for the Colorado River Storage Project so that the U.S. Government could build useless dams (par 5). "A huge ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Message In A Bottle

r side of the bridge. The bridge did not look very sturdy and stretched across a long canyon with a river flowing underneath it. He told himself that he was going to run as fast as he could over the b ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hoover Dam: The Greatest Great Depression Achievement

as the biggest masonry job since the building of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. It tames the powerful Colorado River and has created the largest man-made lake, Lake Mead, in the world. The list of uniqu ... e Hoover Dam is endless.Pre-Dam History The Hoover Dam tames the powerful and unpredictable Colorado River. The river is so powerful that it carved the greatest geological spectacle in the wor ...

(8 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Grand Canyon

speaking, it is very deep. The canyon floor in some places is more than a vertical mile down . The Colorado River that flows at the bottom is partly responsible for this huge landform. It has cut thr ... e thread." The Grand Canyon started to form 1.7 to 4.5 million years ago . At this time the Colorado River was meandering across a great plain. It was nearly at sea level. The plain started to ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Mice And Men

: Best Of Summer In my "Best Of Summer" quadrant I put a picture of a man whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. This summer my family and my cousins all went to Colorado. One of the best things we ...

(1 pages) 350 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Grand Canyon

itself: when and how did it come to be? a. Erosional feature that owes it existence to the Colorado River.b. Equal importance goes to forces of erosion that have shaped and continue t ... n, snowmelt and tributary streams.C. How old is the canyon itself? history and evolution of Colorado River is most complex aspect of Grand Canyon geology 1. Know that erosion shaped wh ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Grand Canyon

itself: when and how did it come to be? a. Erosional feature that owes it existence to the Colorado River.b. Equal importance goes to forces of erosion that have shaped and continue t ... n, snowmelt and tributary streams.C. How old is the canyon itself? history and evolution of Colorado River is most complex aspect of Grand Canyon geology 1. Know that erosion shaped wh ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Grand Canyon

itself: when and how did it come to be? a. Erosional feature that owes it existence to the Colorado River.b. Equal importance goes to forces of erosion that have shaped and continue t ... n, snowmelt and tributary streams.C. How old is the canyon itself? history and evolution of Colorado River is most complex aspect of Grand Canyon geology 1. Know that erosion shaped wh ...

(6 pages) 604 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Grand Canyon

eg;W and 35°N to 40°N.DESCRIPTION OF THE GRAND CANYONThe Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado River and now is one of the world's great spectacles. This is the reason why there are many ... eason why there are many deep gorges which shows the Earth's evolution over 2 million years and the Colorado River is still carving different shapes and in a couple of years time there will be differe ...

(2 pages) 437 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

SWOT Analysis of the Vegas Tourism Industry and Marketing

at far exceeds its supply- an average of 300 gallons per day per person. Without the water from the Colorado River, Las Vegas would not be able to sustain even a fraction of the population and tourist ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies

Attacking the Grey in San Diego’s Water System

that the source of imported water that makes up over two-thirds of San-Diego's water supply is the Colorado River, and the river is expected to have a decrease in water availability (S515). In additi ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Attacking the Grey in San Diego’s Water System

that the source of imported water that makes up over two-thirds of San-Diego's water supply is the Colorado River, and the river is expected to have a decrease in water availability (S515). In additi ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues