Little Colorado River

The Little Colorado River is a river in the U.S. state of Arizona, providing the principal drainage from the Painted Desert region. Together with its major tributary, the Puerco River, it drains an area of about 26,500 square miles (69,000 km2) in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. This Colorado River tributary is over 315 miles (507 km) long, but being a transient desert river, its average discharge is typically less than 400 cubic feet per second (11 m3/s), and can vary greatly throughout the year.

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Little Colorado River - River Modifications
... arid location and sparsely populated surroundings, most of the Little Colorado has not been affected much by human intervention ... However, near its headwaters, the river is dammed twice, first in River Reservoir, then in Lyman Lake, where its water is diverted for irrigation ... where Mormon colonists dammed the river in 1905 to form Zion Reservoir, is now completely silted in ...

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