The San Luis Valley Project

The San Luis Valley Project

The San Luis Valley Project The high mountain desert known as the San Luis Valley has been home to farmers and ranchers since the mid 1800's . Recognizing the need for control of the waters that flowed from the high peaks that surround ...

Author: William Joe Simonds

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ISBN: UCR:31210020590764

Category: Flood control dams and reservoirs

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The San Luis Valley

The San Luis Valley

The human cultures of the San Luis Valley are as contradictory as the valley's nature . The south half of the valley stands firmly in the Hispanic Southwest ( but with a hidden cultural twist : the original residents of the valley's ...

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816524246

Category: History

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It is a high valley edged by serrated peaks, a remote expanse the size of Connecticut lying, as if forgotten, between two mountain ranges. Here, North AmericaÕs tallest sand dunes blow against glacier-gouged summits, the Rio Grande begins its long journey from snowflake to saltwater, and vast reaches of desert scrub hide verdant pocket wetlands. ColoradoÕs San Luis Valley is not a place for the timid. Sizzling hot in summer, frigid cold in winter, this huge landscape is humbling in its openness, a place defined by the rhythms of natureÑand by the thrust and parry of male courting female in the ritual dance of sandhill cranes. These majestic birds arrive by the thousands twice a year to feed, rest, and socialize in the valleyÕs wetlandsÑinvisible except from the airÑand their cries temper the constant wind. Susan Tweit lives in the high desert of southern Colorado not far from the valleyÕs dunes and wetlands. With the precision of a scientist and the passion of a poet, she guides readers through this land of sand dunes and sandhill cranes, describing its natural features and tracing its human history from buffalo hunters and conquistadors to Hispanic farming communities and UFO observatories. And in stunning images, photographer Glenn Oakley brings his intimate feel for light and landscape to portraying not only the subtle beauty of this high-desert sanctuary but also the grandeur of the cranes in flight. As an intimate look at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the San Luis Valley, this book reveals a desert place as seductive and sobering as existence itself.
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The Geology Ecology and Human History of the San Luis Valley

The Geology  Ecology  and Human History of the San Luis Valley

Potentiometric Surface 1980 and Water- Level Changes 1969–1980 in the Unconfined Valley- Fill Aquifers of the San Luis Basin, Colorado and New Mexico. Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA- 683. Denver: US Geological Survey.

Author: Jared Maxwell Beeton

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420407

Category: History

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The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley explores the rich landscapes and diverse social histories of the San Luis Valley, an impressive mountain valley spanning over 9,000 square miles that crosses the border of south-central Colorado and north-central New Mexico and includes many cultural traditions. Twenty-six expert scholars and educators—including geologists, geographers, biologists, ecologists, linguists, historians, sociologists, and consultants—uncover the natural and cultural history of the region, which serves as home to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the San Juan Mountains, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and the Rio Grande headwaters. The first section, “The Geology and Ecology of the San Luis Valley,” surveys the geomorphology, hydrology, animal and plant life, conservation, management, and mining of the valley’s varied terrain. The second section, “Human History of the San Luis Valley,” recounts the valley’s human visitation and settlement, from early indigenous life to Spanish exploration to Hispanic and Japanese settlements. This section introduces readers to the region’s wide range of religious identities—Catholic, Latter-day Saint, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness, Amish, and Mennonite—and diverse linguistic traditions, including Spanish, English, Dutch, Danish, Japanese, and Mayan. The final section, “Travel Itineraries,” addresses recreation, specifically fly-fishing and rock climbing. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the endemic flora and fauna, human history of indigenous lifeways, and diverse settlement patterns that have shaped the region. The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley will appeal to students and scholars of geology, ecology, environmental history, and cultural history, as well as residents and tourists seeking to know more about this fascinating and integral part of Colorado and New Mexico. Contributors: Benjamin Armstrong, Timothy Armstrong, Deacon Aspinwall, Robert Benson, Lorrie Crawford, Kristy Duran, Jeff Elison, Eric Harmon, Devin Jenkins, Bradley G. Johnson, Robert M. Kirkham, Bessie Konishi, Angie Krall, Richard D. Loosbrock, Richard Madole, A. W. Magee, Victoria Martinez, James McCalpin, Mark Mitchell, R. Nathan Pipitone, Andrew Valdez, Rio de la Vista, Damián Vergara Wilson
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Some History and Reminiscences of the San Luis Valley Colorado

Some History and Reminiscences of the San Luis Valley  Colorado

In 1779, there was a military campaign into the San Luis Valley led by Captain General Don Juan Batista de Anza against the Comanche and their chief Cuerno Verde. As a part of the expedition, Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco, ...

Author: Darrel Nash

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532067440

Category: History

Page: 124

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Who does this land belong to? How have cultures gained access to this land? Who gets to decide who is right? These are the questions that inspired Nash to write this book. Although in recent decades, there have been significant studies and reports on the history of San Luis Valley and, more generally, the southwestern United States, this intriguing story is largely unknown to many residents. More importantly, most of the history commonly known is told by those that won the valley from several previous inhabitants and cultures. This work gives a prominent place to the stories as told by indigenous people and Spanish-speaking people before the arrival of northern European descendants. Nash draws from a wide variety of sources to bring a condensed version of this broader story.
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San Luis Valley Project

San Luis Valley Project

Among them we find the San Luis Valley project , Colorado . All parts of the bill would then apply to the San Luis Valley , the Conejos district . The purpose of S. 912 , as you know , is stated in the preamble , exempting certain ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02087187M

Category: Irrigation

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San Luis Valley Project Closed Basin Division

San Luis Valley Project  Closed Basin Division

San Luis Valley , in the uppermost part of the Rio Grande drainage basin , is a broad basin about 115 miles long and 50 miles wide . The valley is bordered on the west by the San Juan Mountains and on the east by the Sangre de Cristo ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556031250707

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Taos San Luis Valley 345 KV Transmission Line

Taos San Luis Valley 345 KV Transmission Line

2.2 Need The proposed project serves three purposes : ( 1 ) supports the existing transmission system in the San Luis Valley region of southern Colorado and the Taos area of northern New Mexico , ( 2 ) provides local support , and ( 3 ) ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030183602

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Closed Basin Division San Luis Valley Project Colorado

Closed Basin Division  San Luis Valley Project  Colorado

Numerous investigations directed toward further development of the land and water resources of the San Luis Valley have been made . The early investigations culminated in authorization of the San Luis Valley project .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation

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ISBN: LOC:00184304648

Category: Water resources development

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Closed Basin Division San Luis Valley Project Colorado

Closed Basin Division  San Luis Valley Project  Colorado

V Because of the embargo placed on the construction of reservoirs in the San Luis Valley in connection with international difficulties with the Republic of Mexico , the development of our entire Valley was delayed , and it ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources

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ISBN: LOC:00143463941

Category: Water resources development

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Categories: Water resources development

Closed Basin Division San Luis Valley Project Colorado

Closed Basin Division  San Luis Valley Project  Colorado

V Because of the embargo placed on the construction of reservoirs in the San Luis Valley in connection with international difficulties with the Republic of Mexico , the development of our entire ' Valley was delayed ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045393597

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