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Old 10-03-2012   #1
 
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The end of the Colorado river?

This story actually made me sad! I saw it on FB but not here. Have a box of tissues ready...

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Old 10-04-2012   #2
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These guys are just a bunch of college drop outs with nothing better to do then go on 4 month float trips paid for by other people.
There is not one single brown claw worthy waterfall on their entire trip.
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Wow wakeup call I had no idea it didn't reach the sea.
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These guys are just a bunch of college drop outs with nothing better to do then go on 4 month float trips paid for by other people.
There is not one single brown claw worthy waterfall on their entire trip.

To me it's a great project to create awareness.
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There is a good documentary that came out about a year ago on this same topic. Pretty sure it was part of last years Boulder's Adventure Film fest, can't remember the name for the life of me. At the end of the movie they were just wondering around in the desert.
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This had been happening for years
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Running Dry

The book 'Running Dry' documents this in detail. Pretty sad that the Colorado has not reached the sea in over a decade...

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Dry-Journey-Source-Colorado/dp/1426205058
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Might be thinking of "River at Risk"...also "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Reisner is a good read for understanding the value folks place on water.

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I was down the low point (geographic) of AZ. and saw the Colorado turned into a few canals with meager flow and water so salty and loaded with pesticides and fertilizer that there was no way you'd want to drink it. The Colorado has not seen the ocean for a couple of decades.
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I'm not trying to be a hater but why do we care if the Colorado River goes into the ocean? I'm sure there's no gradient for brown claw down there. Is it just about the fish and bird habitat in those final miles? I dislike all the dams and the problems associated with the "adjustments" made to the river but why not use the water before it enters the ocean? By the time it gets to Yuma shouldn't they take the rest of it for farming or water for San Diego? At that point who cares?



Either way, it looks like its the front rangers fault. Hot chicks and metrosexuals require alot of water.
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