Colorado River


River in the southwestern United States, with its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado, that flows generally southwest through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona; forms the border between Nevada and Arizona and Arizona and California; and then flows through Mexico, emptying into the Gulf of California.

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Over millions of years, the force of the river has carved the Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona.

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Source of fresh water for communities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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The site of the Hoover Dam.
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