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Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 05/12/2016 - 16:53, last changed on 03/17/2017 - 10:56
The United States Reclamation Service, later renamed the Bureau of Reclamation, was created in 1902 to advance settlement of the West through construction of large dams, reservoirs, canals, and other projects. Since then, the service has played an important role in the development of Colorado’s...

Colorado–Big Thompson Project

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 13:27, last changed on 02/04/2017 - 18:09

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The Colorado–Big Thompson Project (C–BT) is the largest transmountain water diversion in the state of Colorado. Built between 1938 and 1956, the C–BT Project provides supplemental water for municipal, industrial, and irrigation purposes in northeastern Colorado. Water from the C–BT Project also...

Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 01/24/2017 - 16:34
With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

Grand Valley Irrigation

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:06, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 11:40
The story of irrigation in Colorado’s Grand Valley speaks volumes about the reciprocal relationship between land and community in the arid American West. Early white settlers of Colorado’s Western Slope espoused concepts of landscape and water control that physically transformed the landscape from...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 02/03/2017 - 11:48
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...

Wayne Aspinall

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 14:56, last changed on 11/30/2016 - 15:19
At the memorial service for long-time congressman Wayne Aspinall in 1983, Colorado Governor Richard Lamm said, “you can’t take a drink of water in Colorado without remembering Wayne Aspinall.” Wayne Norviel Aspinall (1896–1983) was born in Ohio and moved with his family to Palisade , Colorado, in...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 01/23/2017 - 16:14
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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