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San Miguel and Dolores Rivers
Colorado


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Nature Conservancy Tabeguache Preserve on the San Miguel River

Nature Conservancy Tabeguache Preserve on the San Miguel River

Along with the BLM the Nature Conservancy has protected 25 miles of riparian habitat along the San Miguel River.

San Miguel River Tabeguache Preserve, Colorado

Date photographed: June 11, 2014
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San Miguel River at the Tabeguache Preserve

San Miguel River at the Tabeguache Preserve

High spring flow in the San Miguel River, snow-melt from the San Juan and San Miguel Ranges flowing northwards into the Dolores River, which joins the Colorado River north of Moab.

San Miguel River Tabeguache Preserve, Colorado

Date photographed: June 11, 2014
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Hanging Flume overlook on the Dolores River

Hanging Flume overlook on the Dolores River

The "hanging flume" was constructed for nineteen miles along the cliffs of the Dolores River Canyon to provide water for a hydraulic gold mining operation. It is hard to see from this viewpoint, just a line of wrought iron hangers bolted into the cliff.

Dolores River north of Uravan, Colorado

Date photographed: June 11, 2014
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Dolores River Canyon and the Hanging Flume

Dolores River Canyon and the Hanging Flume

A monument to simple engineering and practical skills, the Hanging Flume in the Dolores River canyon was used only briefly

Dolores River north of Uravan, Colorado

Date photographed: June 11, 2014
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