Colorado River

Katie Lee website

Arizona singer, artist, and environmental activist Katie Lee has died at age 98. She was known in many boating and outdoor recreation circles for her love and advocacy for the Colorado River. She told KSJD about her connection to the river in 2014.

 

“When I saw Glen Canyon, in ‘54, I knew that I belonged in that place,” she said.

Max Pixel / Creative Commons

If corporations can be considered people, why not rivers?

Bureau of Reclamation / Creative Commons

In November water managers for the Colorado River opened the floodgates of Glen Canyon Dam and released a huge flood down the Grand Canyon. In this edition of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz from the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region about this “High Flow Experiment,” a managed flood intended to move sediment down the canyon in an attempt to improve the health of the river corridor.

National Park Service

A team of researchers at the University of Colorado has a message for America’s next president:  Act swiftly to resolve issues on the Colorado River.


  • Researchers call for more studies to see how climate change may affect the Colorado River in coming decades.
  • Federal agencies attempt to clear up confusion over which waterways fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.


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