The most important five minutes you’ll spend today …

Colorado River at Hoover Dam

Las Vegas is actually not the heaviest user of the Colorado

will come from watching this video about the life and progress, or lack of, given it’s condition, of the Colorado River. This was hung on High Country New’s Web site.

Photographed and video documented by plane and paddle for more than three years by Peter McBride, the collection of images has become a part of several informational displays and articles throughout the West. The single most compelling fact is that the Colorado ceased reaching the Gulf of Mexico in 1998. It now dies 90 miles from the ocean. I can’t suggest enough reading up on the rapidly diminishing state of fresh water in our world. It is seriously an epidemic far more dangerous than hunger, disease and war. Combined.

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