The Colorado River and the West 

The River We Know

Series Components 

The Colorado River, with its massive drainage system, provides the lifeblood for the American West.  While it once formed a mighty barrier to exploration, today, the river is known more for its tumultuous lawsuits than for its roiling rapids.  Yet, legalities tells only part of the story.   Despite its nearly invisible presence through much of the western U.S., the pervasive mystique and massive presence of the Colorado River nourishes not only our cities and towns, but also our imaginations. 

Six-Part Radio Documentary Series TItles

1. Getting to Know the Flow 
2. Law of the River
3. Communities of the Colorado
4. It Moves Us 
5. Clashes and Contentions
6. Speaking for the River