The Health of the Colorado River

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As if the news about the drought wasn’t disturbing enough, a new report is raising an alarm for one of Southern California’s major sources of water. Every year, an environmental organization called American Rivers puts out a report titled “America’s Most Endangered Rivers.” And this year the Colorado River -- the part that runs through the Grand Canyon in Arizona -- is at the top of the list. Just to be clear, we’re talking about one section of the Colorado River. But it’s a good opportunity to look at the overall health of the source of water for more than 30 million people throughout the southwest.

Credits

Guest:
Dave Wegner - scientist and engineer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal