Colorado River

  • This "stately" river plays an important role in the western United States
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Colorado River

Scenic Lake Powell takes center stage in this image of the Colorado River.

Lake Powell covers both Utah and Arizona, but the entire Colorado River runs 1,450 miles (2,330 km)!

Also visible in the bottom right of the image is the Navajo Mountain, a sacred place for multiple Native American tribes standing 4,226 ft (1,288 m)  tall.

Also extremely important for the local community and visible in this image is the Glen Powell Dam.


What role does the Glen Powell Dam play in the importance of the Colorado River and how is climate change affecting that?

How long did it take to fill Lake Powell?

What tribes hold the Navajo Mountain as sacred?