1. The Platte Basin Timelapse Project

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    The Platte River Basin drains roughly 90,000 square miles and parts of three states – Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. From the snow-capped peaks and alpine tundra of the Colorado Rockies to the flat braided river floodplain and tallgrass prairies along Nebraska’s eastern border where it joins the Missouri River, the Platte River Basin drops nearly 12,000 ft in elevation over its length. The centerpiece of the Platte Basin is the Platte River, which provides precious water to major portions of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. The river as it exists today is the result of geologic processes caused by retreating glaciers 600,000 to 700,000 years ago and, perhaps more importantly, the water management activities of humans that have taken place in the past century. The resulting dams, reservoirs, irrigation canals and power plants were built primarily as a way of promoting agriculture and settlement in arid areas of the basin and to provide for municipal water, power and flood control.

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    • The Platte Basin Timelapse Project

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      The Platte River Basin drains roughly 90,000 square miles and parts of three states – Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. From the snow-capped peaks and alpine tundra of the Colorado Rockies to the flat braided river floodplain and tallgrass prairies along Nebraska’s eastern border where it joins the Missouri River, the Platte River Basin drops nearly 12,000 ft in elevation over its length. The centerpiece of the Platte Basin is the Platte River, which provides precious water to major portions of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. The river as it exists today is the result of geologic processes caused by retreating glaciers 600,000 to 700,000 years ago and, perhaps more importantly, the water management activities of humans that have taken place in the past century. The resulting dams, reservoirs, irrigation canals and power plants were built primarily as a way of promoting agriculture and settlement in arid areas of the basin and to provide for municipal water, power and flood control.

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