A report on Grand Canyon

Image of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area taken from the International Space Station
The Grand Canyon from an airplane, with the Colorado River visible
Grand Canyon, Arizona, Nevada, Lake Powell to Lake Mead, June 27, 2017, Sentinel-2 true-color satellite image. Scale 1:450,000.
Diagram showing the placement, age and thickness of the rock units exposed in the Grand Canyon
Rockfalls in recent times, along with other mass wasting, have further widened the canyon
Ancestral Puebloan granaries at Nankoweap Creek
La conquista del Colorado (2017), by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, depicts Spanish Captain García López de Cárdenas 1540 expedition
William Bell's photograph of the Grand Canyon, taken in 1872 as part of the Wheeler expedition
Noon rest in Marble Canyon, second Powell Expedition, 1872
Desert View Watchtower in 2004
1923-built steam locomotive No. 4960 at the Grand Canyon Depot
Grand Canyon covered with snow
Smoke from prescribed fires on the South Rim, as seen from Yavapai Point, April 2007.
Natural fog sometimes fills the canyon, during temperature inversions
Grand Canyon Climate Summary Chart (NPS)
A bighorn ram perched on a cliff in the Grand Canyon
A bighorn ewe at the Grand Canyon, 2008
A California condor in flight, photographed from Navajo Bridge at Marble Canyon, 2008. Wild condors are numbered to aid wildlife researchers. As of April 2009, there were 172 wild California condors known.
Red-tailed Hawk flying at the south rim of Grand Canyon
An elk searching for water at Grand Canyon National Park in 2018.
Rafters in the Grand Canyon pass one of the rapids of the (mud-)"colored" Colorado River
Guano Point – a popular vantage point for tourists, situated on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, Hualapai Indian Reservation
Grand Canyon rescue helicopter, 1978
Ribbon Falls, near the North Kaibab Trail, represents ground water reaching the surface.
David Rust, ca.1910
Railway Station and El Tovar Hotel, Facing WNW, Grand Canyon Village. 1994 photo, HAER
Fred Harvey postcard, The Towering Cliffs above Hermit Camp
Vishnu rock, Trail of Time, Grand Canyon

Steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States.

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Image of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area taken from the International Space Station

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Hopi House

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Front view of the Hopi House

Hopi House is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, within Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Desert View Watchtower

Desert View Watchtower

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Desert View Watchtower
Interior view looking up from the second floor.
Desert View Caretaker's Residence
Panorama of Watchtower and surrounding Grand Canyon

Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View, is a 70 ft-high stone building located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, United States.

The Coconino Sandstone forms the two prominent white cliffs in the middle distance in this view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Coconino Sandstone

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Geologic formation named after its exposure in Coconino County, Arizona.

Geologic formation named after its exposure in Coconino County, Arizona.

The Coconino Sandstone forms the two prominent white cliffs in the middle distance in this view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Vertebrate tracks known as Chelichnus gigas from the Coconino Sandstone in Grand Canyon.
Sequence in section of North Rim showing rockfall. white Coconino on eroded slope
of Hermit Shale upon resistant & sloping Supai Group-”redbeds”.

This rock formation is particularly prominent in the Grand Canyon, where it is visible as a prominent white cliff-forming layer.

California condor

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New World vulture and the largest North American land bird.

New World vulture and the largest North American land bird.

Frederick Polydore Nodder's illustration accompanying George Shaw's 1797 species description
A California condor skull
Fossil of the extinct species Gymnogyps amplus from the La Brea Tar Pits
An adult in flight. Tracking tags can be seen on both wings.
The upper body and head
California oak savanna on the east flank of Sonoma Mountain
Preening condors
An adult with a 30-day-old chick in a cave nest near the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, California, U.S.
Juveniles feeding
A juvenile in the Grand Canyon, with its numbered tag prominent.
A condor chick being fed by a condor head feeding puppet
The California condor once numbered only 22 birds, but conservation measures have raised that number to over 500 today.
A USFWS sign at Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, California, US
Pinnacles National Park, a release site
Zooniverse icon for Condor Watch
Condor on California's state quarter

It became extinct in the wild in 1987 when all remaining wild individuals were captured, but has since been reintroduced to northern Arizona and southern Utah (including the Grand Canyon area and Zion National Park), the coastal mountains of California, and northern Baja California in Mexico.

Navajo Generating Station

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2.25-gigawatt , coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation, near Page, Arizona, United States.

2.25-gigawatt , coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation, near Page, Arizona, United States.

Railroad track hopper, boiler structures and stack during plant construction
Demolition of Navajo Generating Station, December 2020
Scrubber absorber vessel and flue gas stacks
Navajo Generating Station vapor emissions
Lake Powell, Page city area on the right and Navajo generating station in the background
Winter panorama showing the city of Page, the Navajo Generating Station, and LeChee Rock (left to right, looking east near center). Water vapor from the plant's stacks and cooling towers forms a large plume due to the cold air and relative humidity.
Satellite photo showing Page, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo Generating Station and Colorado River (North towards bottom, see arrow at lower right)

However, the proximity of the proposed dams to the Grand Canyon raised opposition, initially from the National Park Service and then more vigorously from a coalition of environmental groups which promoted construction of a thermal or nuclear power plant as an alternative.

Pearce Ferry & upper Lake Mead. Meadview, Arizona at lower right, Hualapai Indian Reservation upper right. 2012 photo by Doc Searls

Pearce Ferry, Lake Mead

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Pearce Ferry & upper Lake Mead. Meadview, Arizona at lower right, Hualapai Indian Reservation upper right. 2012 photo by Doc Searls

Pearce Ferry (sometimes misspelled Pierce Ferry) marks the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon, where the low sandy banks around the lake give way to imposing, colorfully layered cliffs that enclose the Colorado River for the next 277 miles upstream.

Grand Canyon Depot

Grand Canyon Depot

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Grand Canyon Depot
The Grand Canyon Depot in Winter 1938
The Grand Canyon Depot in 2019
National Historic Landmark marker

Grand Canyon Depot, also known as Grand Canyon Railroad Station, was constructed in 1909–10 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in what is now Grand Canyon National Park.

Moapa Southern Paiute, Paiute woman and girl wearing traditional Paiute basket hats. Baby swaddled in rabbit robes in cradleboard, Las Vegas

Southern Paiute people

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The Southern Paiute people are a tribe of Native Americans that have lived in the Colorado River basin of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah.

The Southern Paiute people are a tribe of Native Americans that have lived in the Colorado River basin of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah.

Moapa Southern Paiute, Paiute woman and girl wearing traditional Paiute basket hats. Baby swaddled in rabbit robes in cradleboard, Las Vegas
Hat, Southern Paiute, collected 1876 – Native American collection – Peabody Museum, Harvard University
Paiute Indian woman grinding acorns for flour, Lemoore, Kings County, ca.1900 (CHS-922)
Flag of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Another large landmark that is culturally significant to the Southern Paiutes is the Colorado river and the Grand Canyon.

Kolb Studio overlooking the Grand Canyon

Kolb Studio

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Kolb Studio overlooking the Grand Canyon
Restoration work
Walkway to lower terrace

The Kolb Studio is a historic structure situated on the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon Village within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Tectonic uplift

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Geologic uplift of Earth's surface that is attributed to plate tectonics.

Geologic uplift of Earth's surface that is attributed to plate tectonics.

The Colorado Plateau which includes the Grand Canyon is the result of broad tectonic uplift followed by river erosion.