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Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 11:13
Colorado’s combination of high elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cool, dry, and invigorating climate. The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F), which is 13.7 degrees below the global mean. The average statewide precipitation...

Colorado River

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Added by Greg Vogl on 08/01/2014 - 09:38, last changed on 10/29/2017 - 01:07
The Colorado is the premier river of the American Southwest. Rising in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, this river and its tributaries provide water and hydroelectric power for nearly 35 million people in the United States and Mexico, as well as habitat for several fish species found only in...

State Name and Nickname

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Added by Greg Vogl on 02/13/2015 - 09:41, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:51
The name of our state, Colorado, has its origin in the Spanish language, as the word for "colored red.” This was the name chosen for Colorado as a Territory in 1861 by Congress. Colorado has been nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state in the year 1876, 100 years after the...
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