Colorado River’s reference to the ocean was a punctuated affair

The Colorado River’s preliminary journey to the ocean did not come straightforward, however its story has emerged from layers of sediment preserved inside tectonically lively stretches of the waterway’s decrease reaches. Researchers theorize that the river’s route off the Colorado Plateau was influenced by tectonic deformation and altering sea ranges that produced a collection of stops and begins between roughly 6.three and four.eight million years in the past.
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