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Grand Canyon National Park - Colorado Plateau

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Published on Nov 15, 2011

Millions of years ago the Colorado plateau formed one whole and was relatively flat. About 65 million years ago the plateau bulged upwards because of its internal pressure.
While the plateau moved upward the rivers found their way and wore out their definitive beds. One of these rivers was the predecessor of the Colorado river.
Fortunately, the Canyon has not remained a mass of stones alone.
Step by step plants and animals colonised it. Squirrels, lizards, snakes, spiders and numerous species of birds found a new abode here.
The matter eroded away from the Canyon walls served to grind out the slow Colorado river. The plant and animal world adapted.

The Grand Canyon is an immense gorge carved by the Colorado River into the high plateaus of northwestern Arizona in the southwestern United States. Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919 and includes nature reserves, plant and animal sanctuaries, Native American reservations and recreational areas.
Officially designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, this site is to be safeguarded for the future as a testimony to its enduring past.


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