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Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Ludicrously Debate How to Help the Colorado River Delta Fun way to tackle a dry subject

Robert Redford and Will Ferrell use some new tactics to get attention to the dried up Colorado delta.

the goal of the video is to attract attention to http://raisetheriver.org/ Redfords organization to bring the Colorado delta back to life. On their website they write:

If we can add a relatively small amount of water to the Colorado — less than 1% of its annual flow — we’ll be on our way to restoring 2,300 acres of forest and marsh along a 70-mile stretch of river, generating rural economic activities and job opportunities for local people, including river restoration, tourism, recreational hunting, and sport and commercial fisheries.

Help us breathe life back into the Delta and let’s watch it grow.

Our goal is to raise $10 million by 2017.

The money will be used to conduct essential restoration work, such as putting native trees in the ground, and for the purchase of permanent water rights dedicated to the Delta.

In meeting our goal, we will rebuild the habitats that support local communities and wildlife.

The Delta is the most broken reach of the Colorado. If we can fix the Delta, we can demonstrate that no place is beyond hope.

Join us in rewriting history. Let’s raise the river.

Here on Disputed Waters you can read Olivier’s article ‘Those who lived on the river‘ for a personal insight into (former) life in the delta.

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It’s only getting worse

It’s been a few years since we covered the Colorado River, but our message has lost none of it’s urgency as this video illustrates. Lake mead is again at an all time low and the meagre snow pack in the Rocky mountains doesn’t promise any good for the coming summer. Unless the American west will get an extremely wet spring, the water levels in the reservoirs in the Colorado River will only go down more this year.

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Horseshoe bend in the Colorado

Recreation On and Along the Colorado River

Recreation on the Colorado River is a very important revenue generator for the American southwest.

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Colorado Webdocumentary at le Monde website

This weekend a webdocumentary with our photos and videos was published at lemonde.fr. The website of the famous French newspaper. The saturday magazine ran an 8 page photo-essay. Last week we had a photo-essay of the Mekong. Next week the Nile will close the series.

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Our Colorado Story in the ‘Groene Amsterdammer’

This week in the Dutch News Magazine “De Groene Amsterdammer” our story about the Colorado River, written by Jeroen Kuiper, with photos of Ronald de Hommel and Johannes Abeling.

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Amnesty ‘Wordt Vervolgd’ magazine

Publication about the Colorado River in the Dutch Amnesty magazine ‘Wordt Vervolgd’.

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The first Disputed Waters Publication

Our first Disputed Waters publication, an aerial photo of a desert golf course just outside Phoenix Arizona was published in the Dutch newspaper  NRC-Next on December 17 2009, just after our first Disputed Waters trip.

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Disputed Waters Photo series online in Germany

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 a diminishing water supply.

Check it out here.

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“I’ve come close to being shot at [over water] a few times myself”

“I’ve come close to being shot at [over water] a few times myself”

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2nd Prize in Zilveren Camera Contest

Ronald and Johannes won a second prize in the prestigious Dutch photo contest ‘De Zilveren Camera’ with a series of aerial images of the uses of Colorado River water.

You can see the series on the Zilveren Camera website. Or here on the Disputed Waters website.

 

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