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Near Temple Bar Marina in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Taming the Colorado

 
 
Taming the Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
1. Taming the Colorado Marker
Inscription. You are looking into Black Canyon and a narrow, river-like portion of Lake Mohave. To your left, about 59 miles downstream, is Davis Dam. To your right, 11 miles upstream, is Hoover Dam. The U.S. Government built the dams to tame the periodic flooding of the Colorado River, provide irrigation during dry periods, and generate electricity. The dams essentially accomplished these goals.

What effects, however, did they have on the environment? The deeper and wider waters attracted different bird species and altered the vegetation at the edges of Lake Mohave and Lake Mead. The slowing of the riverís flow made water temperature more constant, reduced sediment buildup below the dams, and disrupted the spawning cycles and habitats of native fish species.
 
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 52.927′ N, 114° 36.92′ W. Marker is near Temple Bar Marina, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 93 at milepost 13 when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Lake Mead Scenic View pull off. Marker is in this post office area: Temple Bar Marina AZ 86443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker
Taming the Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
2. Taming the Colorado Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Anson Smith (approx. 11.4 miles away); Hoover Dam (approx. 11Ĺ miles away in Nevada); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada); They Died to Make the Desert Bloom (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada); They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada); a different marker also named Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada); Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada); High Scaler (approx. 11.6 miles away in Nevada).
 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Taming the Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
3. Taming the Colorado Marker
Hoover Dam Pictured on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
4. Hoover Dam Pictured on the Marker
Davis Dam Pictured on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
5. Davis Dam Pictured on the Marker
Black Canyon As Seen From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
6. Black Canyon As Seen From the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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