Black Canyon

Black Canyon may refer to:

  • Black Canyon of the Colorado, a canyon on the Colorado River
  • Black Canyon City, Arizona, a census-designated place in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a United States National Park located in western Colorado
  • Black Canyon Freeway, the porton of Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Black Canyon (Fraser Canyon) or Big Canyon, a stretch of the Fraser Canyon near Boston Bar, British Columbia
  • Black Canyon (Thompson River), a stretch of the Thompson River near Ashcroft, British Columbia
  • Black Star Canyon, a remote mountain canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains

Other articles related to "black canyon, canyon":

Black Canyon Wilderness
... Black Canyon Wilderness can refer to Black Canyon Wilderness (Nevada) Black Canyon Wilderness (Oregon) Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness, Colorado ...
Hoover Damn - Background - Planning and Agreements
... One potential site at Boulder Canyon was bisected by a geologic fault two others were so narrow there was no space for a construction camp at the bottom of the canyon or for a spillway ... The Service investigated Black Canyon and found it ideal a railway could be laid from the railhead in Las Vegas to the top of the dam site ... Despite the site change, the dam project was referred to as the "Boulder Canyon Project" ...
Payette River - History
... along the river, past present-day Black Canyon Reservoir, up into the North Fork watershed and ending just below Long Valley at Smith's Ferry on the river, named for a settler who bought the operation in 1891 ... Black Canyon Dam was constructed on the Payette in 1924 not as a storage facility, but to divert water into the Emmett and Black Canyon Canals, which vastly increased the ...
Black Canyon Lake - Description
... Black Canyon Lake has 78 acres (32 ha), with a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 m) and an average depth of 40 feet (12 m) ... Like other Rim lakes, Black Canyon is deep, and historically has been low in nutrients ... of nutrients from the fire and ash, Black Canyon Lake is now managed as a put-and-grow fishery ...
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - Geology
... of 34 feet per mile (5 m/km) through the entire canyon, making the 5th steepest mountain descents in North America ... In comparison, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon drops an average of 7.5 feet per mile (1.4 m/km) ... The Black Canyon is so named on account of its steepness which makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate very far down the canyon ...

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