Colorado River

The Hardest Working River The Colorado River is a lifeline in the desert, its water sustaining tens of millions of people in seven states, as well as endangered fish and wildlife. Not only does the Colorado River provide drinking water to thirty-six million people and irrigate nearly four million acres of land, it also is… Read more »

Should We Allow Development in the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is under threat of an unprecedented level of development. Sign the petition to oppose these destructive projects. Our nation’s natural cathedral is under siege. Author Kevin Fedarko wrote in Sunday’s New York Times about two major development threats that would devastate the canyon’s wild nature and utterly unique visitor experience. In the story, Bob… Read more »

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and an irreplaceable national treasure. It’s the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and it is the #1 Most Endangered River of 2015. The river faces a battery of threats that could forever harm its health and the unique experience that belongs to every American…. Read more »

The Important Places

The Important Places by Forest Woodward & Brendan Leonard Short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The film explores the growth of these two men, through different stages of their lives, and how the thread woven between them, the Colorado River, brought them back… Read more »

Water Efficiency, Not Desalination, for Water Supply

Could water from an under-regulated desalination plant in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula provide an alternative water source to portions of Southern California? That is exactly what might happen as water agencies supplying San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson look for new ways to provide water to compensate for the loss of 20% of… Read more »

Want CNN to cover rivers? Vote!

CNN’s Change the List project allows readers to vote for five topics that reporter John D. Sutter will cover for CNN. Endangered U.S. rivers are in the running and are currently up near the top, and we could use the votes to make sure we stay there! It would be great to get more news… Read more »

Securing Future Water For The Colorado River Requires Action Now

Both Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoirs are less than 50% full | © Wikipedia A recent piece in the New York Times “Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States” (January 6) paints a dire picture of water scarcity in the Colorado basin, a crisis of supply and demand on an almost continental… Read more »

5 Actions Needed to Save the Colorado River

Co-authored with Bart Miller, water program director for Western Resource Advocates, and originally published on the Arizona Republic Colorado River | Bureau of Land Management The majestic Colorado River cuts a 1,450-mile path through the American West before drying up well short of the sea — its natural finish line at the Gulf of California…. Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon named #1 Most Endangered River in the nation Washington —  American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon the #1 Most Endangered River in the nation. One of our country’s most iconic stretches of… Read more »

Yo Soy Rojo El Rio Colorado

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver to Los Angeles will begin screening a Spanish-language version of the award-winning film, “I Am Red” as part of their discussions about protecting God’s creation, the importance of the Colorado River and its tributaries, and the need for conservation. Check out the English version here: