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Old 05-17-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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But, it will only last until Sunday according to the story @ Photo shows reunion of Colorado River, Gulf of California in Mexico | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Here are some pictures to think about:

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Lake Powell and Dam

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Lake Mead

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Lake Mojave [Some great Stripers fishing!]

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Lake Havasu

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Morelos Dam in Mexico

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Colorado River in Mexico

The basin dams are able to store more than 86 billion cubic meters (3,037 billion cubic feet) of water, which is about four times the Colorado River's average annual runoff

Read more: Colorado River Basin - dam, important, largest, salt, system, plants, source, salinity, human

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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I want to boat down it into Cortez. A few years back during a really rainy winter in Phoenix they had to let the Salt flow to the Colorado and this guy got in it in a kayak and just paddled down for a long ways. The cops were chasing along the bank but he just kept going. It was awesome.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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They used to have steam boats that went up the Colorado just like they did on the Mississippi.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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They used to have steam boats that went up the Colorado just like they did on the Mississippi.
Steamboats on the Colorado River: 1852-1916. | San Diego History Center
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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The latest Maverick movie had it placed on a Colorado River riverboat. I have no idea where they filmed it but it sure looked like stretches of the Colorado I'm familiar with.

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Old 05-21-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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I want to boat down it into Cortez. A few years back during a really rainy winter in Phoenix they had to let the Salt flow to the Colorado and this guy got in it in a kayak and just paddled down for a long ways. The cops were chasing along the bank but he just kept going. It was awesome.
Some German POWS had the same idea in 1944, they didn't get very far.

Great Papago Escape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Some German POWS had the same idea in 1944, they didn't get very far.

Great Papago Escape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That was a great read. I had no idea. Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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In his late sixties in 1989, Colin Fletcher traveled the entire length of the Colorado River from its source in Wyoming's Wind River Range (it is now called the Green River in the upper reaches, but this true main branch was called the Colorado River until that named was shifted for political reasons to the Grand River of the state of Colorado in the 1920s).

Over a period of six months, he backpacked alongside the river until it became navigable, then he rafted down it (portaging around dams, of course) until it faded into the desert sands, whereupon he backpacked the remaining distance to the sea.

Then he wrote a terrific book about it:
Book Review: River by Colin Fletcher, One Man's Journey Down The Colorado River, Source to Sea
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