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Posts Tagged ‘Colorado River’

RENEWAL – A Reborn Colorado River Once Again Finds Her Path to the Sea

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal captures the breathtaking and historic surge of water that was released into the Colorado River in the Spring of 2014. The water surge, called a “pulse flow” was a grand experiment of the US and Mexican governments, and the many nonprofits and advocates working on saving the river’s mighty Delta. The new water created, once again, a river to the sea. Families, children and communities celebrated the return of the water, as did the birds and wildlife in the region. On May 14, 2014, the cool, fresh water of the Colorado River touched the salty water of the Upper Gulf of California — an event that has not occurred regularly in at least a half a century. The pulse flow was an initiative associated with the historic 2012 agreement between the US and Mexico, called Minute 319.

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The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Nearly every state in the American Southwest is affected by a water crisis and is struggling with record dry conditions. On the heels of the American Southwest’s drought, and in an effort to raise awareness, The Chronicles Group with support from grants from the California Water Association, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and other public and private entities, Vegas PBS will present The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry? directed, written, and produced by Jim Thebaut, president of The Chronicles Group, a Los Angeles based non-profit public information/education film production company.
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Utah: Childishness Endangers the Colorado River?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The conservation group American Rivers has just listed the Colorado River as America’s Most Endangered River, largely because of the long list of threats posed in Utah. Utah is proposing to divert over 150,000 acre-feet of water from the River, enough for a city of nearly 1 million people.

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Great American Infrastructure: The Hoover Dam

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

This is the first in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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