How Was the Colorado River Formed?

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The Colorado River was formed about 75 million years ago when the Rocky Mountains began to take shape out of the flat seascape. The forming mountain ranges in Utah and Wyoming caused the Colorado River to go further in the east. The lower part of the river formed much later. Over millions of years, the continuous erosion began to shape the western part of the Grand Canyon.
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Scientist and Geologist believe that the Colorado river was formed due to the San Andreas fault and pushed it apart. That is how we also got California. It was caused from sediments from underground.
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