Description The Colorado River's headwater is located About 25 mi. north of Lake Granby at the northern tip of Colorado's Grand County where Jackson County and Larimer County intersect. This is the unique geologic point where the Continental Divide intersects the Colorado River drainage basin to the west and the eastern flowing drainage basins for Jackson County's N. Platte River and the Larimer County headwaters of the Larimie River, Cache La Poudre and the northernmost main branch of the S. Platte River. Below Rocky Mountain National Park, the river flows through the Kawuneeche Valley, also part of the Park, into Grand Lake, Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake. By law it can fluctuate no more than one vertical foot, so the Colorado River actually flows into Shadow Mountain Reservoir where it encounters the first of many dams in its journey to the Gulf of California aka the Sea of Cortez. The physical connection between Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake is not the course of the Colorado River, but a logistical piece of a larger trans-basin water storage and delivery project, the Colorado-Big Thompson Project that diverts the headwaters of the Colorado River to Colorado's Front Range, Eastern Plains on the other side of the Continental Divide. The next stop on the river's journey, Lake Granby, is another lake used as a reservoir in this same project. Windy Gap Reservoir at the confluence of Fraser and Colorado Rivers, west of the town of Granby, is another. From there, U.S. Highway 40 roughly parallels the river to the town of Kremmling, where it joins the Blue River before it enters Gore Canyon, to the west. Most of the river's uppermost tributaries within Colorado are small. However there are exceptions, such as the Gunnison and Roaring Fork Rivers, in which massive amounts of water flow. About a hundred miles later it meets the Eagle River in the town of Dotsero, Colorado, and where I-70 parallels the river through Glenwood Canyon. The river then passes throug
Ed Wells Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement I grew up in a small town and in about the second grade my older brother showed me a photo he had made. It was of him holding a class mate standing in his hand. From that moment on I was interested in everything about photography.
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