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Lower Colorado River and Salton Sea.

United States. Congress. House

Lower Colorado River and Salton Sea.

by United States. Congress. House

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public lands,
  • California,
  • Mexico

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTo protect public lands on lower Colorado River of the West and Salton Sea, Arizona, California, and Mexico
    SeriesH.rp.6585
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination2 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16093989M

    ago and the water in the valley gradually evaporated, leaving only the tiny Salton Sea, the surface of which is about feet below sea level. In the Colorado once again turned from the Gulf toward the Salton Sea. It cost more than $2,, to force the river back towards the Gulf; this success was inevitably temporary. that created the Salton Sea, the Salton Sink was a dry lake (i.e., a playa) that was the site of a major salt-mining operation. In , a company began the construction of irrigation canals to divert water from the nearby Colorado River into the sink, which became fertile for a time, allowing farmers to plant crops. However, within two years, the.

    The issues faced by the water of the lower Colorado River and the Salton Sea has negative impacts on different aspects of the local ecosystem, such as, water temperature, turbidity, water chemistry, and aquatic habitats. It also disrupts fish migration and spawn.   The decision to cut off the Salton Sea from the Colorado River comes out of a deal between southern California water authorities and various parties, following an earlier lawsuit; for years.

    The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault, predominantly in California's Imperial and Coachella valleys.. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside Counties in Southern surface is ft ( m) below sea level as of January   Lee’s Ferry, Arizona, is the dividing line between the upper and lower basins of the Colorado River. (Tara Lohan) The canyon that they traveled is now a vastly altered landscape since Glen Canyon Dam changed water temperature, volume and sediment load in the river, creating an environment foreign to the one in which native species : Tara Lohan.


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Lower Colorado River and Salton Sea by United States. Congress. House Download PDF EPUB FB2

Water Resources of Lower Colorado River- Salton Sea Area as ofSummary Report By C. MC DONALD and 0. LOELTZ WATER RESOURCES OF LOWER COLORADO RIVER-SALTON SEA AREA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON: Cited by: 2.

Get this from a library. Water resources of lower Colorado River-Salton Sea area as of summary report. [C C McDonald; O J Loeltz; Geological Survey (U.S.)].

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Irelan, Burdge, Salinity of surface water in the Lower Colorado River-Salton Sea area.

Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. The Salton Sea Transboundary Watershed (USGS Hydrologic Unit ) is the Priority Watershed in the Colorado River Basin Region. It encompasses one-third of the region (about 8, square miles) and contains five (out of a total of six) of the Region's impaired surface waterbodies.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate This is easily one of the best accounts of the creation of the Salton Sea. At a time when the Salton Sea is due for restoration, this historical account is just as important today as it was years ago. This quick read is a prerequisite before anyone comments on the applicability of the work of the Salton Sea Authority and Natural Resources Agency.5/5(2).

the lower colorado river- salton sea area by burdge irelan water resources of lower colorado river salton sea area geological survey professional paper e united states government Lower Colorado River and Salton Sea.

book office, washington: Cited by: 8. Title: Precipitation, Runoff and Water Loss in the Lower Colorado River - Salton Sea Area Author: Hely, A.G.

and Peck, E.L. Keywords: rainfall, Salton Sea, Colorado. California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea, is an accident. It was created in when a levee broke on an irrigation canal, flooding a giant desert playa. Today it has become a sticking point in negotiations between three states over the future of the Colorado : Matt Weiser.

(about): A large inflow of water from the gulf fills the lake to a body of water 26 times the size of the current Salton Sea. Its former water line is still visible on the nearby mountains. Colorado River delta first explored by Spanish.

Melchior Diaz journeys up the mouth of a river now known as the Colorado from the gulf and sends expeditions from the river to present day Imperial.

This is an amazing story of how the Salton Sea formed and how close the Colorado River came to completely destroying the southern most part of California True story of bad engineering running amok, private enterprise, and how the Union Pacific Railroad saved the s: 9.

Title: Salinity of Surface Water in the Lower Colorado River - Salton Sea Area Author: Irelan, B. Keywords: salinity, Salton Sea, records, Paper Created Date. PRECIPITATION, RUNOFF AND WATER LOSS IN THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER--SALTON SEA AREA.

PRECIPITATION, RUNOFF AND WATER LOSS IN THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER--SALTON SEA AREA Request an Image. Hardcover Washington. by Hely, Allen G.

and Eugene L. Peck. Washington: Other. Very Good. Hardcover. The Colorado River (Spanish: Río Colorado) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Rio Grande) in the Southwestern United States and northern 1,mile-long (2, km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S.

states and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the river flows generally southwest across Mouth: Gulf of California. Precipitation, runoff, and water loss in the Lower Colorado River, Salton Sea area, [Allen Grant Peck, Eugene L., ; United States.

Hely] on *FREE Author: ; United States. Hely, Allen Grant Peck, Eugene L. All throughout the reaches of the lower Colorado River, people depend on the river as their primary water source. A growing population, booming economy and hot, dry climate mean water is in greater demand than ever.

It’s up to us to do right by the river and use its limited water supply wisely, so we can make it last for the Size: 2MB. Year Published: The evolution of the southern California uplift, through The southern California uplift culminated in as a km-wide crustal swell that extended about km eastward and east-southeastward from Point Arguello to the Colorado River and Salton Sea, respectively; it was characterized by remarkably uniform height changes between and of.

The New River and Alamo River flow in from the south, while the Whitewater River flows in from the north. It was created inwhen heavy rain flooded the Colorado River and caused it to flow into the basin that now holds the Salton Sea. References. Salton Sea descriptionCanyons: Byers Canyon, Gore Canyon, Red.

The Colorado River Basin is ruled by a compilation of decrees, rights, court decisions, and laws that together are. referred to as the “Law of the River.” The keystone of these “commandments” is the Colorado River Compact, an interstate agreement created by the seven basin states withFile Size: 2MB.

The Salton Sea book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, includes o0 /5. Categorized Salton Sea Basin/Colorado Delta Region Bibliography 11/4/12 AM Categorized Salton Sea Basin/Colorado Delta Region Bibliography 11/4/12 AM Irelan, B.

Salinity of surface water in the lower Colorado River - Salton Sea Area. US Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper E. 40 pp. Jordan, D.H. and J.F. Friedkin. The File Size: KB. 1. BEGINNINGS: The Colorado River Watershed and Prehistoric Peoples. 2. A PADRE, A HORSE, A TELESCOPE: Eusebio Francisco Kino and the Land and Peoples of the Lower Colorado River.

3. AN UNKNOWN DISTANCE YET TO RUN: John Wesley Powell and an Understanding of the American West. 4. SHIMMERING DESERT: The Salton Sea and the Birth of Western Water.This companion book to Murat Eyuboglu’s documentary of the same name is a look at the natural, human, and cultural history of the Colorado Basin, presenting insight into the re-engineering of the river since the early 20th century and the challenges posed of keeping it viable.

I especially appreciated the insight on the Salton Sea. Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair New interpretation of how one of America's great rivers got linked to the ocean amid tectonic influences and changing sea level.