Drawing rain runoff and snow melt from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado River is a dominant source of water for the American southwest, providing fresh water for drinking and farming and hydroelectric power to millions.
In 2011, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore spent nearly four months kayaking and portaging and hiking the length of the Colorado River, from the Green River in Wyoming, which feeds into the Colorado, to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. That 113-day journey was crushed into this beautiful three-and-a-half-minute time-lapse, showcasing the varied landscapes of the southwest. Read more at Smithsonian.com.
Maybe you noticed, like we did, that the only part of their journey after leaving Wyoming that Will and Zak spent out of the water was the Colorado River Delta.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
By joining us in our efforts to Raise The River, you can be a part of nurturing the Colorado River from its beginnings in the Rocky Mountains to its home in the Pacific Ocean.