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Daggett County, Utah - Flaming Gorge Dam (Paperback) Loot Price: R217
Discovery Miles 2 170
Daggett County, Utah - Flaming Gorge Dam (Paperback): Books Llc
Daggett County, Utah - Flaming Gorge Dam (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Flaming Gorge Dam. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 49. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Flaming Gorge Dam - The Green River flows 730 miles (1,170 km) from its headwaters in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, primarily south to its confluence with the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. Near the town of Green River, the river continues south through four major canyons - including Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge - then makes a great bend to the east, and then west and south past the Uinta Mountains. The largest and most important tributary of the Colorado River, the Green's watershed is actually larger than that of the Colorado upstream of their confluence. Specifically about 10 miles west of the present-day town of Dutch John, the Green River enters a steep and narrow gorge that winds eastward in several trapped meanders. Just downstream of the confluence with Cart Creek, where Cart Creek Bridge now stands, the Green turns south and enters a section where it becomes extremely narrow, only 1,000 to 1,500 feet (300 to 460 m) wide. The Flaming Gorge Dam was built in this canyon in 1964. The Flaming Gorge area was mainly inhabited by the Fremont culture, which hunted game near Flaming Gorge, during prehistoric periods. The Ute tribes came later and spread throughout mountainous regions in what are now the present-day states of Colorado and Utah. In the early 1800s, fur trappers began searching the area for beaver. This led to the first exploration of the Green River, by William H. Ashley, one of the organizers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Far later, in 1869, famed explorer John Wesley Powell and nine men started an expedition of the Green River and the Colorado River. Powell gave Flaming Gorge its present name after seeing the "sun reflecting off the red rock...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=4016559


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-43604-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-43604-4
Barcode: 9781156436042

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