The major tourist destination Lake Havasu is a reservoir constructed a big pumping station indicates the start of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). This 336 mi (541 km) long diversion canal moves water from the Colorado River to central and southern Arizona. The CAP is the largest and most expensive aqueduct system ever constructed in […]
Phoenix Arizona, a city of 1,5 million inhabitants, is located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. It has the hottest climate of any major city in the United States. The city receives its water from the Colorado River through a 310 mile long (500km) water canal called the CAP (Central Arizona Project), that transports […]
Journalist Jeroen Kuiper and photographer Célia Pernot just left for Ethiopia where they will be chasing stories surrounding the waters of the Nile and the lack of water in the south of the country that is suffering from famine like neighboring Somalia.
On the website of the German weekly magazine ‘Der Freitag’ you can see our Disputed Waters story and a series of photos in a web gallery. The story is actually a collection of 5 short stories about the Colorado in general and 4 portraits of people who deal with Colorado water, and the effects of […]
Golf is a popular pass time with American retirees. And there are many of them in Phoenix, AZ where they flock to for the wonderful winter climate. So there are many golf courses as well. We counted a 150 in the Phoenix area. And most of them are watered with Colorado River water and surrounded […]
Salton City is on the end of the line when it comes to Colorado River Water. So there’s not enough left to water the local golf course.
Together with the launch of the website disputewaters.com this week, we have a double page publication in the German weekly newsmagazine Der Freitag. There will be a slideshow of images on their website as well. Here’s a PDf of the publication. It is actually a collection of 5 short stories about the Colorado in general […]
The American – Mexican border is one of the best protected frontiers in the world. In recent years America has built a steel fence thousands of kilometers long through the desert to keep Latin Americans out. Only water passes the fence unharmed. But the quantity gets less and less each year.
After a ten year drought in the American Southwest the water level in Lake Mead, the main water reservoir for cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, is at less than 50%. To guarantee water supply for Las Vegas, the South Nevada Water Authority is constructing a third, much deeper water intake in the lake.