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Colorado River
Description: An educational film about the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon

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Clip #: TFA-205A
Length: 10:32
Year: 1947
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Rivers
Original: 16mm
1940s, Colorado River, source at Rocky Mountains, Colorado, clear cold stream between rocky banks, river muddy with sand, wild burros galloping up rocky banks of river, soil erosion, Colorado River running through Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, rapids, people walking across suspension bridges across canyon over river, people riding mules on narrow canyon trail, Colorado River flowing into Lake Mead, boat traveling on lake, people swimming in lake, people fishing in lake, man holding up fish catch, Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam, Arizona, Nevada, four lane highway on top of Boulder Dam, spillways above Dam carrying water to lower river, intake towers, electrical towers, Colorado River reaches Parker Dam, California, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Parker Dam Power Plant, water pipes running up hill, water flowing through open canal in flat desert area, Los Angeles water system reservoir, Imperial Dam, roller gates, desilting basin, clear water flowing into the channel, All American Canal, feeder ditches, men shoveling flooded field, dykes, alfalfa field, Imperial Valley, workers picking melons in field, truck hauling workers and cantaloupes, agricultural machines in flax and sugar beet fields, Yuma Canal, Yuma Irrigation Project, man turning crank, citrus plantings, Gila Canal, Arizona, settling basin, clear water carried by canal, Gila Valley, Mexico, sluggish clouded water of Colorado River running underneath bridge below Imperial Dam, Colorado River emptying into Gulf of California

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