Muddy Creek (Colorado)

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Muddy Creek [1]
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The creek in Kremmling, just before it empties into the Colorado River.
Physical characteristics
Source 
  coordinates 40°25′48″N106°38′29″W / 40.43000°N 106.64139°W / 40.43000; -106.64139
Mouth  
  location
Confluence with Colorado River
  coordinates
40°02′35″N106°23′52″W / 40.04306°N 106.39778°W / 40.04306; -106.39778 Coordinates: 40°02′35″N106°23′52″W / 40.04306°N 106.39778°W / 40.04306; -106.39778
  elevation
7,338 ft (2,237 m)
Basin features
Progression Colorado

Muddy Creek is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 60.5 miles (97.4 km) long, [2] in north central Colorado in the United States.

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It rises in northwestern Grand County, in the Routt National Forest west of Rabbit Ears Pass at the continental divide. It flows south, east, then southwest, and joins the Colorado near Kremmling.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir

The creek was dammed in 1996 to create the Wolford Mountain Reservoir, which forms part of the Wolford Mountain Recreation Area. [3]

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References

  1. "Muddy Creek". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011
  3. Colorado River District. Wolford Mountain Reservoir Archived 2014-04-13 at the Wayback Machine