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What ocean is east of the Rocky Mountains?

What ocean is east of the Rocky Mountains?

Arctic Ocean
East of the Rocky Mountains and north of the Canada-U.S. border, the rivers flow into the Arctic Ocean.

What ocean is west of Colorado?

East of the Rocky Mountains is the Great Plains, the western portions (for example, the eastern half of Colorado) of which are generally considered to be part of the western United States. The West has several long rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean, while the eastern rivers run into the Gulf of Mexico.

Is eastern Colorado a desert?

Technically, Colorado is a semi-arid region: not quite a desert, but certainly a place where water is in short supply, but Colorado is a big state with a wide variety of biomes.

Where does the Colorado River drain into the Pacific Ocean?

Water west of the Continental Divide drains west into the Pacific Ocean via the Colorado River. Western Colorado is made up of mountains, mesas, desert canyons, and desert lands. Within the interior of the Rocky Mountains are several large parks or high broad basins. In the north, on the east side of the Continental Divide is North Park.

Where do the rivers in Colorado start and end?

Hydrologists divide the state’s rivers into those that arise in the Rocky Mountains and flow west ultimately to the Gulf of California (the Western Slope rivers), and those that start on the eastern side of the Continental Divide mountain range and flow through the Front Range ultimately to the Gulf of Mexico (the Eastern Slope rivers).

What are the elevations on the eastern border of Colorado?

Elevations along the eastern border of Colorado range from about 3,350 feet at the lowest point in the State where the Arkansas River crosses into Kansas to near 4,000 feet. Elevations increase towards the west to between 5,000 and 6,500 feet where the plains meet the Front Range of the Rocky Mountain chain.

Is the Pacific Ocean in the western or Eastern Hemisphere?

As the Pacific straddles the 180th meridian, the West Pacific (or western Pacific, near Asia) is in the Eastern Hemisphere, while the East Pacific (or eastern Pacific, near the Americas) is in the Western Hemisphere.