02/24/14 Video — In the Yampa River, Extra flow Makes for Happier Fish
Back in late June 2012, the Yampa River—a beautiful Colorado River tributary that runs through the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado—was flowing at 5 percent of normal. Both the native whitefish population and the recreational trout fishery were threatened due to the river’s low levels of oxygen and its warmer temperatures. Length: 00:00:36
02/24/14 Video — Help Return the Colorado to the Sea
Imagine if one day you couldn’t get home. Your journey stopped short of where you were supposed to be. That’s the story of the iconic Colorado River, which sculpted the Grand Canyon and today sustains 30 million people, but now stops flowing 90 miles before reaching the sea, its final destination. Length: 00:00:43
02/27/14 Article — Faces of the Watershed: "Ditch Boss" Helps Keep a Thirsty River Flowing
By Carmen Russell in Camp Verde, Arizona for National Geographic — Frank Geminden, the boss of the Diamond S ditch, restores balance to Arizona’s Verde River, in partnership with environmentalists and farmers.
04/25/14 Video — Working Together to Change the Course
Everybody prefers a healthy, flowing river to a dried-up river channel. But in many parts of the world, including much of the western United States, it sometimes appears like we have to dry up our rivers to grow the food we need – that we can’t have productive agriculture and healthy rivers side-by-side. Length: 00:00:37
08/19/14 Video — Public Helps Restore Flows to Critically Depleted Rivers
It’s a sad truth that many major rivers – the blue arteries of the Earth – no longer reach the sea. Our demands for water – to drink, grow food, produce energy and make all manner of material things – have sapped streams of their flow and ecosystems of their vitality. The web of life, of which we are a part, is fraying. Length: 00:03:54
04/15/14 Article — Monitoring the Pulse of the Colorado River
Now in its 14th day, the historic pulse flow coursing through the Colorado River Delta toward the sea is under the careful watch of dozens of scientists who fan out across the landscape to measure and track its vital signs – from flow rates and salinity levels to seed dispersal by native cottonwoods and willows.
04/15/14 Article — Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTO GALLERY — It’s a rare event to see a river literally form before your eyes. But each day that we ventured out to find the leading edge of the Colorado River as it advanced through its delta during this historic “pulse flow,” we were treated to exactly that phenomenon: a dry, sandy channel that hasn’t seen water in 16 years suddenly became a rivulet, then a stream, then a glorious flowing river.
04/15/13 Video — Locals help restore the Colorado Delta
Once spanning over a million acres of verdant wetlands, the Colorado Delta has been transformed into dry cracked earth and salt flats. Now governments on both sides of the border, as well as Mexican environmental groups and local citizens, work to restore a portion of the delta to its former glory. Produced by National Geographic. Length: 00:03:44