The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

Crisis on the Colorado: Part I

The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis, with too many demands on its diminishing flow. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off. First in a series.

 By Jim Robbins / Photography by Ted Wood