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The Colorado River below the Grand Canyon

Nevada, Arizona, California


Rogers Spring in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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A natural spring in the northwest part of Lake Mead National Recreation area, it has been planted with non-native fan and date palms. The reliable water source creates a long narrow riparian area down the slope towards the reservoir. The groundwater is thought to originate in high mountains 250 miles (400 km) to the north.

Rogers Spring, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

April 28, 2014
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Redstone in the Lake Mead National Recreatiuon Area

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Redstone Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

, Nevada

March 26, 2008
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The Las Vegas Boat Harbor on Lake Mead

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Las Vegas Boat Harbor, designed to retreat as Lake Mead draws down

, Nevada

March 26, 2008
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Hoover Dam and drawn-down Lake Mead

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These two towers, and two more on the Arizona side, extract water from the reservoir to send to the powerplant turbines far below inside the dam

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Nevada

April 23, 2013
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Hoover Dam: 726 feet/221 meters high

Official site: Hoover Dam

Wikipedia article: Hoover Dam

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Looking straight down the face of Hoover Dam, 726 feet (221 meters) to the river

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Nevada

April 23, 2013
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Boulder Canyon Bridge

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Halfway across the pedestrian walkway on the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tilman Memorial Bridge

Boulder Canyon on the Colorado River, Nevada

April 23, 2013
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Willow Beach recreation facilities

 thumbnail - Marina at Willow Beach on Lake Mohave

Willow Beach is a resort area at the head of Lake Mohave. It is the first river access point below Black Canyon and Hoover Dam.

Willow Beach Marina, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona

April 27, 2014
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Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery

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The primary purpose for this hatchery is to support populations of the two endangered species bonytail chub and razorback sucker in the lower Colorado. It also rears rainbow trout for recreational fishing.

Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona

April 27, 2014
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Cottonwood Wash cholla cactus

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Cholla Cactus in the Middle Part of Cottonwood Wash

Cottonwood Cove Road east of Searchlight, Nevada

December 21, 2012
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Cottonwood Cove Marina

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Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort on Lake Mohave

, Nevada

March 25, 2008
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Harrah's Casino Hotel in Laughlin on the Colorado River

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The beach at Harrah's Hotel Casino in Laughlin

, Nevada

March 25, 2008
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The River Queen Casino on the Colorado River at Laughlin

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River Queen Landing, opposite Laughlin, in Bullhead City

Bullhead City, Arizona

March 25, 2008
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The new bridge in Needles

Wikipedia article: Needles, California

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The Colorado RIver at Needles, next to the K Street Bridge

, California

March 25, 2008
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Needles and Topock on the Colorado River

Topock Crossing - Interstate 40, Union Pacific Railroad, and the Old Trails (pipeline) bridge from 1916

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Road, railroad and pipelines crossing the Colorado River at Topock

near Needles, California

October 3, 2009
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Lake Havasu City, famous for the relocated London Bridge

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The waterfront village development at London Bridge

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

October 3, 2009
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Lake Havasu below Lake Havasu City

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Whytes Retreat Trail near Cattail Cove on Lake Havasu

south of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

October 3, 2009
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The Bill Williams River joins the Colorado

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Lake Havasu on the Colorado River at the Bill Williams River

Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

October 3, 2009
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The Parker Strip

Parker Dam

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Parker Dam on the Colorado River

north of Parker, Arizona

October 3, 2009
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Colorado River Indian Rerservation

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Fields of alfalfa near Nez Road in the Parker Valley

Colorado River Indian Reservation, south of Parker, Arizona

October 3, 2009
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Intaglios near Blythe

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north of Blythe, California

March 6, 2010
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Earp to Blythe on the Colorado River

Picacho State Recreation Area


Imperial Dam

 thumbnail - Imperial Dam and the headworks for the All American Canal

Imperial Dam and the headworks for the All American Canal

, California

April 3, 2000
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Yuma Crossing - Interstate 8 and the Union Pacific Railroad

 thumbnail - Yuma Crossing, at the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers

Yuma Crossing, at the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers

Yuma, Arizona

April 3, 2000
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Yuma Territorial Prison

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Cellblocks of massive stone at this fearsome prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

April 15, 2014
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