What Story does Your Backyard Tell?

Colorado River at the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada

I watched “Chasing Water” and found the different parts of the Colorado River so interesting. I love that Pete McBride framed it in a personal way by connecting it to his backyard and childhood on the ranch in Colorado. The areal views are gorgeous and really tell the story, I only wish that his friend on the river had a camera as well to show what he was seeing on his paddle. I love that at the end it gives you a site so that someday the water can reach the sea again. The concept that water in some places is rising faster than ever and in other places its drying up just as fast. The Western United States is a very dry place, we know this, anyone who has been to Arizona knows that the greenest part of the state are the golf courses. Figuring out how to use the river wisely and sustainably will be the challenge for the next generations.

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