Colorado Desert

Colorado Desert
an arid region in SE California, W of the Colorado River. ab. 2500 sq. mi. (6475 sq. km).

* * *

      part of the Sonoran Desert, extending southeastward for 164 miles (264 km) from the San Gorgonio Pass in southeastern California, U.S., to the Colorado River delta in northern Mexico. A low-lying, arid region, it is bounded by the Pacific coastal ranges (west), the San Bernardino, Cottonwood, Chuckawalla, and Chocolate mountains and the Colorado River (north through east), and the head of the Gulf of California (south). The typical vegetation of the desert is the creosote bush–desert shrub association. Shifting sand dunes lie in the northwest and in the Algodones sand hills in the east. The Salton Sea, a brackish-water lake, occupies the deepest section of the Salton Trough (Salton Basin), a landform that effectively outlines the Colorado Desert and the neighbouring Yuma Desert of Arizona, U.S., and northwestern Sonora, Mex. The productive, irrigated Coachella and Imperial valleys stretch northwest and southeast from the Salton Sea. Water is supplied to these valleys through canals from the Colorado River, after which the desert was named. Within the desert are several Indian reservations, the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, and popular resorts such as Palm Springs.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Colorado Desert — landscape California s Colorado Desert is a part of the larger Sonoran Desert, which extends across southwest North America. The Colorado Desert region encompasses approximately 7 million acres (2,800,000 ha), reaching from the Mexican border in… …   Wikipedia

  • Colorado Desert — Désert du Colorado Désert du Colorado [[Fichier:|250px|center|Carte du désert.]] Pays  États Unis   …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Colorado Desert — desert in SE Calif., west of the Colorado River: c. 2,000 sq mi (5,180 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Colorado Desert — Sp Kolorãdo dykumà Ap Colorado Desert L JAV (Kalifornija) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Colorado Desert — Die Colorado Wüste erstreckt sich vom südöstlichen Teil des US Bundesstaat Kalifornien bis über die Grenze nach Mexiko. Die rund 40.000 km² große Wüste befindet sich in einem Tal, das vom San Bernardino Gebirge bis zum Colorado River reicht. Ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Colorado Desert — geographical name desert SE California W of Colorado River …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Colorado Desert — Col′orad′o Des′ert n. geg an arid region in SE California, W of the Colorado River. ab. 2500 sq. mi. (6475 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Colorado Desert — noun an arid region of southeastern California • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑California, ↑Golden State, ↑CA, ↑Calif …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colorado Desert — /kɒləradoʊ ˈdɛzət/ (say koluhrahdoh dezuht) noun an arid region in the US, in south eastern California, including the Salton Sink. About 5200 km2 …  

  • Desert Center, California — Desert Center   census designated place   …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”