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Alva B. Adams Tunnel

Added by yongli on 06/12/2015 - 15:35, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 07:36
Beneath the glacier-carved peaks and valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park , below the alpine lakes and rushing streams, a concrete-lined tunnel belies the illusion of a pristine wilderness. In 1944, the two ends of the Alva B. Adams Tunnel were connected with a blast of dynamite, creating the...

Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 11/19/2017 - 01:07
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...

Glenwood Springs Hydroelectric Plant (Glenwood Center for the Arts)

Added by yongli on 09/11/2015 - 16:01, last changed on 11/20/2017 - 01:07
Built in 1888, the Glenwood Springs Hydroelectric Plant building is one of the earliest hydroelectric plants still standing in Colorado. The plant made Glenwood Springs one of the first cities in the United States to be lit by hydroelectric power, and the plant continued to supply some of the city’...

Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 16:25, last changed on 11/03/2017 - 12:10
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...

Yampa River

Added by yongli on 02/02/2017 - 16:41, last changed on 10/18/2017 - 01:07
The Yampa River snakes 250 miles across northwestern Colorado, primarily in Routt and Moffat Counties. Its watershed encompasses approximately 8,000 square miles in Colorado and Wyoming; in Colorado, the river flows through Craig , Hayden , Milner , and Steamboat Springs , among other communities...
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