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leintje And I will never forget the plans and the silhouettes you drew here. And gracious goes the ghost of you, my dear. 8mon

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thegabe_ru Beautiful day for @houstondynamo practice. 6d

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alerainer Milano V.le Piave 3mon

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alerainer Arizona Colorado River

The Colorado River is the principal river of the Southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. The 1,450-mile (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Rising in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the river flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona–Nevada line, where it turns south toward the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado approaches the large Colorado River Deltawhere it naturally emptied into the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora, though it no longer reaches its delta or the sea.

Known for its dramatic canyons and whitewater rapids, the Colorado is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southwestern desert lands of North America. The river and its tributaries are controlled by an extensive system of dams, reservoirs, and aqueducts, which divert 90% of its water in the U.S. alone to furnish irrigation and municipal water supply for almost 40 million people both inside and outside the watershed. The Colorado's large flow and steep gradient are used for generating hydroelectric power, and its major dams regulate peaking powerdemands in much of the Intermountain West. Since the mid-20th century, intensive water consumption has dried the lower 100 miles (160 km) of the river such that it has not consistently reached the sea since the 1960s.
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  •   anjastano Pls like my last pic :-) 1w
  •   snypexoptics So nice to find you here! Was browsing the 'explore' section & your profile popped up. Hope you'll join us on the @SnypexOptics page! We love all-things outdoors! 1w
  •   jaboyphotography Nice 1w

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