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  • The Raton Basin : A Structural Basin

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    The Raton Basin is a structural basin situated in Las Animas and Huerfano counties of southeastern Colorado, and Colfax County of northeastern New Mexico (Speer, 1976). Although millions of years ago the Raton Basin was much different than the present. Colorado and New Mexico were covered by large shallow seas (Murray, 1978). The Basin is bounded on the west by the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and on the east by two subsurface elements, the Apishapa Arch and the Sierra Grande Uplift. The Apishapa

  • The Structure Of A Basin

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    The Raton Basin is a structurally low area located on the western edge of the Great Plains in the United States of America (Geldon, 1985). The basin covers the southeastern portion of Colorado and the northeastern part of New Mexico (Flores and Bader, 1999). The Raton Basin was first discovered to be coal-bearing in 1841 (Flores and Bader, 1999). Since then the production of coal, gas, and hydrocarbon resources have been mined from the basin. The Raton Basin was formed mainly in the Early Pennsylvanian

  • Catawba River Basin

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    What is a river basin? A river basin is an area of land that water flows across or under to make it’s way to a river. Just like a bathtub, it catches all the water that falls within its sides, and its sends all falling water to a central river or to its estuary. It drains all of the land around a major river. There basins can be divided into watersheds, or areas of land around a smaller river, stream, or lake. North Carolina is made up of many watershed that are connected to each other. In each

  • Different Types Of Sedimentary Basins

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    Different Types of Sedimentary Basins There is upwards of 144 sedimentary basins identified just in the United States, whether they may be onshore or offshore (Coleman, 2012). The day-to-day classification used for most basins is quite simple and is based on the scheme: if basins are formed within or near the margins of a craton, basins that are formed between cratons and extends onto oceanic crust, and basins which form on oceanic crust for the most part and are independent of cratons (Coleman

  • Colorado River Basin Research Paper

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    The Colorado River Basin starts in the Rocky Mountains and cuts through 1500 miles of canyon lands and deserts of seven US states and two Mexican states to supply a collection of dams and reservoirs with water to help irrigate cropland, support 40 million people, and provide hydroelectric power for the inland western United States [1,2]. From early settlement, rights over the river have been debated and reassigned to different states in the upper and lower basin; however, all the distribution patterns

  • Igneous Intrusions Within The Raton Basin Sierra Grande

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    Igneous intrusions A period of volcanism resulted in igneous intrusions within the Raton Basin-Sierra Grande Uplift Province that was sourced from the upper mantle about 26. 6 billion years ago and is associated with parallel dikes and sills (Higley, 2007). Igneous rocks are common within the Raton Basin and include Tertiary dikes and sills that range in age from 6.7 to 29 5 million years ago (Flores and Bader, 1999). One of the main differences between dikes and sills is that dikes are longer

  • Salinity in the Murray Darling-Basin

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    on earth and if it disappeared life could not and would not exist on this planet. So if one of our main sources of water in South Australia, The Murray Darling-Basin, becomes unusable then we would need to find the problem and do everything possible to stop it or counteract it. This report investigates on salinity in the Murray Darling-Basin, using the issue question “Is there enough being done to counteract the effects of salinity in the Murray?” as the focus. Salinity is a key significant environmental

  • Calculating the Morphotectonic Indices of the Mula River Basin, Western Maharashtra, India

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    From this analysis we come to know the behavior of the area and we get information about tectonic control of the area so in this article we have calculated Mountain fronts synosity index, valley floor width to height ratio and Drainage Basin Asymmetry for Mula river Basin of the study area. 1. MOUNTAIN FRONT SINUOSITY: This index tell us that whether the fronts of area is active or not by tectonically. The index is defined as; Smf = Lmf / Ls Where Smf= mountain front sinuosity index Lmf=

  • The Copper Basin

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    The Copper Basin of southeastern Tennessee is an area that is climatically unique with a rich history rooted in copper mining. It is thought that man is responsible for the total destruction of the environment over this large area, but it is mostly contributed to the exclusive location. The Copper Basin was susceptible to negative environmental effects due to its topographical, geological, climatic, edaphic, and meteorological location. However, the copper mining had a transformative effect on the

  • The Atchafalaya Basin

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    The Atchafalaya Basin is the nation's largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of America's most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. The basin begins near Simmesport, La., and stretches 140 miles southward to the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, the Atchafalaya Basin is bound by natural ridges formed by levee building along active and abandoned courses of the Mississippi River. Estimates show that close to 22 million pounds of crawfish is commercially