Colorado river Sentence Examples
Between this ridge and the valley of the Colorado river lies all that portion of the Great Basin included within the state.
The region of the Colorado river is largely desert, with occasional buttes and spurs.
The mesquite grows some distance from water, and is especially common near the Colorado river.
Nevada, and thence past the Colorado river into Arizona, is one of the richest mineral belts in the world.
Near the Colorado river the dissected cuesta of the Grand Prairie passes southward, by a change to a more nearly horizontal structure, into the dissected Edwards plateau (to be referred to again as part of the Great Plains), which terminates in a maturely dissected fault scarp, 300 or 400 ft.Advertisement
Its depth is not great, at least as compared with the canyons upon the Colorado river system; it ranges from 600 ft.
Similarly, near Yuma in Arizona, a project was undertaken for carrying the waters of the main canal on the California side under the Colorado river by a siphon.
The Mohave desert - embracing Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino - as also a large part of San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties, belong to the " Great Basin," while a narrow strip along the Colorado river is in the " Open Basin Region."
They have no drainage to the sea, save fitfully for slight areas through the Colorado river.
In 1900 the Colorado river (q.v.) was tapped south of the Mexican boundary for water wherewith to irrigate land in the Imperial Valley along the Southern Pacific railway, adjoining Salton Sea.Advertisement
The lower Colorado river was discovered in 1540, but the explorers did not penetrate California; in 1542-1543 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo explored at least the southern coast; in 1579 Sir Francis Drake repaired his ships in some Californian port (almost certainly not San Francisco Bay), and named the land New Albion; two Philippine ships visited the coast in 1584 and 1595, and in 1602 and 1603 Sebastian Vizcaino discovered the sites of San Diego and Monterey.
By far the greater part of the high plateau district is drained by the Colorado river and its branches, the most important of which are the Green, Grand and San Juan, portions of whose courses lie in canyons of remarkable grandeur.
Flora.-Western Utah and vast areas along the Colorado river in the east and south-east are practically treeless.
Existing documents seem to indicate that Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Spanish explorer, sent out an expedition of twelve men under Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas in 1540, which succeeded in reaching the Colorado river at a point now within the state of Utah.
Couples wed near the Colorado River and have a photo shoot with professional photographer before returning.Advertisement