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Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 10/07/2019 - 13:12
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...

Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 10/30/2019 - 12:09

Damaging Deluge

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Coloradans have maintained a complex relationship with the natural process of flooding. On one hand, inhabitants of the arid West—from early indigenous communities to current metropolitan populations—have been attracted to the many resources floodplains provide. On the other hand, periodic...

Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 16:25, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 09:53
Wetlands are ecosystems that are at least periodically saturated or inundated by water, creating unique habitats that support a wide variety of plant and animal species. Colorado wetlands include a diverse range of ecosystem types, each with distinctive plants and animals, hydrologic regimes, and...
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