The Colorado River in Grand Canyon; how fast does it flow?

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Title The Colorado River in Grand Canyon; how fast does it flow?
Creator Graf, Julia B.
Subject Water -- Air entrainment; Hydraulics; Water temperature
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Grand Canyon (Ariz.); Powell, Lake (Utah and Ariz.); Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Utah; Colorado; Arizona; Nevada
Description Opening the jet tubes at Glen Canyon Dam on March 26, 1996, released from Lake Powell a controlled flood of water that traveled down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. How fast did the water move? How long did it take for water to reach a particular point along the river? The answers to these questions are important because the speed of river water affects the amount of physical and chemical changes, such as warming by sunlight, that the water will undergo as it moves downstream. Also, very fine particles and substances dissolved in the water travel along with the water, and the speed of the water tells us how fast these move downstream.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 1997
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website ( Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Source Graf, Julia B., The Colorado River in Grand Canyon; how fast does it flow?, Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 168-97, 4 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6154fz0
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-08-10
ID 1145852
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