The Colorado River provides water for 30 million people.
Because it is so heavily tapped for agriculture, industry, and municipal uses along its course, the Colorado River rarely reaches its delta and the Gulf of California. About one-tenth of the river’s former flow now makes it to Mexico, where most of that is used for farming and cities .
It’s not uncommon to hear the Colorado River called the ‘Life Blood of the West.” It never fails to amaze us how these aerial photographs look like the blood vessels of the human body.
Can you imagine what would happen if your blood never made it to your finger tips? Or if the Colorado River never made it to its delta?