South Platte


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South Platte

(plăt), river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in the Rocky Mts. in many branches, which then join in central Colorado. It flows in a narrow canyon E and NE to Denver, then NE across the Great Plains to join the North Platte in central Nebraska, where it forms the Platte River. On the Great Plains the river is broad and shallow and loses much water by evaporation. Grazing and irrigated agriculture are important there. The river basin has many private irrigation dams. The upper course of the South Platte is part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Colorado–Big Thompson project.
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The strongest relationships identified were the presence of surface and water column consumers in the Middle Platte basin and generalized invertebrate consumers in the South Platte basin; within which Plains Topminnow populations were 11.
Vrain River through Longmont; the Big Thompson River through Loveland; Westerly Creek and Sand Creek; north of Denver; and the South Platte River through the towns of Kersey, Milliken, and Evans (all near Greely in Fig.
The fact that the location is between the North and South Platte Rivers and bookended by both Lake McConaughey and Sutherland Reservoir--two major roost sites--doesn't hurt either.
Months after the disaster, scientists identified record high levels of drugs in the South Platte River Basin, close to Colorado's northern border.
Greg taught me how to shoot and hunt and let me roam around on his family farm on the South Platte River near Brule, hunting ducks and quail along with some rabbits and other small game along the way.
Bestgen (1989), assisted by earlier works (Ellis, 1914; Bailey and Allum, 1962; Li, 1968; Stasiak, 1977, 1980; Propst and Carlson, 1986), clarified the historical distribution and status of redbelly dace in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, the only other area in the state known to support species of Chrosomus.
A storage tank owned by energy company Anadarko spilled an estimated 125 barrels of oil into the flood-swollen South Platte River in north-central Colorado, the COGCC said.
Vrain River near Platteville, and 125 barrels (5,250 gallons) into the South Platte River near Milliken, federal and state regulators said.
The rain-gorged South Platte River continued to top its banks on Monday, submerging large tracts of farmland as flooding rolled eastward toward Nebraska.
Near Greeley, 35 miles east of the foothills, broad swathes of farmland had become lakes, and the raging South Platte and Poudre rivers surrounded more homes.
Landscape covered in brown water In rural Weld County, where the South Platte River has overflowed its banks and virtually cut the county in half, aerial TV footage showed large stretches of land covered in brown water.
The City of Denver has actively worked with a variety of federal, non-profit and community partners to clean and restore the South Platte River, a critical urban amenity at the heart of the city.

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