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Alamosa River
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The river at Capulin.
Country United States
State Colorado
Physical characteristics
River mouth Rio Grande
arid land south of Alamosa
Length 64 mi (103 km), west-east
Basin features
Basin size 148 sq mi (380 km2)

The Alamosa River is a river in the southern part of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is about 64 miles (103 km) long, flowing roughly east through the San Luis Valley. Its watershed comprises about 148 square miles (380 km2).

The river's name means "shaded with cottonwoods" in Spanish.

The river was affected by the Summitville mine disaster, the worst cyanide spill in United States history.

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