In 2013 the Colorado was named America’s most endangered river by American Rivers, and in 2014 the Upper Colorado ranked third on the same list behind California’s San Joaquin River and the South Fork of the Edisto.
This beautiful short film by Pete McBride was released last year.
From the filmmaker:
The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River’s Most Endangered River for 2013.
To take action: AmericanRivers.org/Colorado
Directed and written by Pete McBride Productions.
Cinematography: Pete McBride, Ron Chapple, Skip Armstrong, Kontent Films.
Still Imagery: Pete McBride
Voices: Duke Beardsley, Alma del Rio.
Special Thanks: American Rivers, DBS Helicopters, Lighthawk, Ecoflight, Skip Armstrong, Ron Chapple, Kontent Films, Matt Rice, John McBride, Duke Beardsley, Alma del Rio, Jon Waterman.
Stay tuned for an article by Pete McBride about a SUP expedition connecting the Colorado River to the sea, from Rapid Media’s 2015 Paddling Buyer’s Guide.