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The history of a portion of Yampa River, Colorado, and its possible bearing on that of Green River

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Abstract

Few regions offer more interesting geologic problems relating to drainage than the Uinta Mountains, in Utah and Colorado, and the ar3a immediately east of them. In fact, the writer's attention was primarily attracted to this field by the diversity of opinion regarding the antecedent origin of Green River. Although the present paper deals mainly with that portion of Yampa River east of Juniper Mountain, the conclusions reached are believed to have a definite bearing on the Green River problem itself. The paper is introduced by a brief discussion of the structural features of the region east of the Uinta Mountains, for a clear understanding of the relation of the minor uplifts to the great Uinta fold will better enable the reader to appreciate the possible bearing which the writer's conclusions may have in the solution of that problem.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The history of a portion of Yampa River, Colorado, and its possible bearing on that of Green River
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
90
Chapter:
K
Year Published:
1915
Language:
English
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Shorter contributions to general geology, 1914
First page:
183
Last page:
189
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
Other Geospatial:
Yampa River