Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Colorado River Water Problems Worsening

 

February 27, 2020



Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener.

The Canyon is spectacular. It is hard to believe over a billion years ago it was flat ground and covered by ocean waters. In ancient times, there was too much water. Today, it is a deep gorge with a ribbon of water running through it.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, over a mile deep and 10 to 18 miles across. The famed Colorado River runs through it. In total, it flows 1,450 miles from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to...



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