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As The National Park Service Turns 100, We Can Celebrate By Not Bothering Wildlife

NPR News

Date: 5/25/2016 11:45:00 PM

the roiling foamy rapids encountered by Colorado River rafters in the Grand Canyon. John Muir's role early on in helping to protect natural lands — along with Theodore Roosevelt's — is highlighted, and we hear a voiceover quoting Muir urging us to "get

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As Lake Mead Hits New Record Low, One Lake Only Scenario Examined

inewsnetwork.org

Date: 5/25/2016 10:36:00 PM

The Western water world took note in recent days when Lake Mead, which stores Colorado River water for the states of Arizona, Nevada and California, fell to its lowest level on record. The lake's surface elevation was 1,074 feet above sea level on

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Bastrop County may maintain, secure Lost Pines Nature Trails

Statesman

Date: 5/25/2016 9:19:00 PM

The Lost Pines Nature Trails comprise nearly 29 acres of land along the Colorado River in Bastrop County, bounded on the north by Riverside Drive, its upstream touching the Colorado River Refuge and downstream the Pine Forest Golf Club. Maintenance of the

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How to road trip through the Southwest without falling into a Grand Canyon tourist trap

Los Angeles Daily News

Date: 5/25/2016 8:36:00 PM

The Colorado River between Arizona and California is a terrific border. Even though the Colorado is several dams and a couple hundred miles past its Grand Canyon-carving fury, you cross the river and leave the West Coast and California behind and enter the

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Lake Mead Record Low Reflects Changing American West

Circle of Blue

Date: 5/25/2016 5:37:00 PM

Mead started to tumble at the turn of the 21st century, when drier conditions took hold in the Colorado River Basin. With every new annual low the sense of urgency in the seven-state, two-country watershed grew. A landmark 2007 agreement worked out a

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 7,260 Acres
Lake Granbury is a North Texas reservoir near Granbury, Texas. It was created in 1969 and is one of three lakes damming the Brazos River.

Lake Granbury is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam and is a long, narrow lake, encompassed by 103 miles of shoreline.

The lake is controlled by the Brazos River Authority in Granbury.

The lake was first proposed in the late 1950s. Construction began on the Cordova Bend Dam on December 15, 1966 by Zachry Construction Company. Impoundment of water began on September 15, 1969.

The proposed construction of the De Cordova Bend Dam in the mid-1950s became the impetus for John Graves' book, Goodbye to a River.
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