Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Colorado River

The Colorado River Basin supplies water to 30 million people and thousands of acres of farmland.  It is one of the most contested, recreated-upon, and carefully controlled rivers on Earth. Diverted under peaks, utilized by turbines that create hydropower, and stored by enormous reservoirs, the 1,450-mile-long Colorado faces growing challenges associated with increasing population, declining ecosystems, drought, and expected climate change.

If you are interested in learning more about some of the issues facing the Colorado River Basin and those working towards solutions click HERE