River Radio

Airing the second Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

River Radio is KSJD's monthly discussion of river issues in the Four Corners area and a celebration of those who love to float the whitewater. Join us for River Radio to hear about current affairs related to water, and issues affecting the rivers of the Four Corners area.

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Vern Harrell recently retired as the Dolores Project Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation. He joined Austin Cope in the KSJD studios to look back on his career and reflect on how McPhee Reservoir has changed the area.

Scott Spear

In final segment of a three-part series on River Radio about the 2017 spill on the Dolores River out of McPhee Dam and the relationships between various Dolores River stakeholders, host Sam Carter talks with local boater Scott Spear about his thoughts on the boating community centered on the Dolores River, his experiences floating the lower Dolores River this year, and why communication is the key to building strong relationships around water management.

Dolores River water is relied on by many, including farmers, ranchers, and boaters. For the second of a three-part series on River Radio looking at the relationships between various Dolores River stakeholders, host Sam Carter talks with fourth-generation rancher Dustin Goodall about his family's relationship to the Dolores River and his perspectives on how to balance the needs of those who rely on Dolores River water.

Jane Dally

In the first of a three-part series on River Radio about the 2017 spill on the Dolores River out of McPhee Dam and the relationships between various Dolores River stakeholders, host Sam Carter talks with Vern Harrell, Chief Engineer at McPhee Dam for the Bureau of Reclamation, about what the 2017 spill may look like and the relationship he has with irrigators and boaters.

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In this edition of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Casey Simpson about his recent 20-day boating trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon during late December and early January, including what is involved in a winter river trip, and how these trips differ from warm water boating.

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