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Mighty Colorado--Sculptor of Ages by Nancy Richard
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The mighty Colorado River etches layers of rock and sandstone through eons of time to create the GRAND CANYON ! Located in Arizona, USA, the Grand Canyon National Park hosts thousands of visitors from all over the world to see its majestic wonder.

The Colorado River begins in northwestern Colorado and runs 1450 miles to the Gulf of California. Beginning in the 1920-s western states began divvying up its waters, diverting flows. Dammed and collected, its coveted and heavily arbitrated waters are destined to slake the thirst of southwestern cities in the United States.and Mexico, serving such southwest cities as Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and others. At Lake Mead, formed by the Hoover Dam, the lake’s edge rocks leave actual rings (like bathtub rings). It is considered to be at least 130 ft. lower, with no end in sight. By the time it reaches its termination in the Gulf of California, it is little more than a trickle.

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grand canyon, colorado river, rivers

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful view Nancy & great info too – Love this xx

  • Thanks, Gail. Happy you like it.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 1 year ago

    A wonderful view Nancy …

  • A belated thank you for your comment, Tom. Gotta get back to your photos before my trip.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature for the R for Rivers Great image!

    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Melissa

    May 2013

  • Thank you all………much appreciated.

    – Nancy Richard

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