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Book Launch: The Colorado River: Chasing Water

In conversation with Pete McBride

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About the Event

Join us for a night of conversation and celebration with Award-winning photographer, filmmaker/documentarian, author, and Colorado son Pete McBride. His new book, THE COLORADO RIVER: CHASING WATER beautifully and poetically—and jarringly--documents the peril of The Colorado.

Decades of overuse and misguided planning has led to drought and an ecosystem irrevocable changed: the once verdant delta is no longer abundant and lush without man-made intervention from an ill-conceived system of dams, water temperatures are running 20 degrees higher than normal, pollution so dire crop irrigation is compromised, and the list can go on and on. McBride’s friend, cohort, and in the wild partner-in-crime Kevin Fedarko equates the situation as such in his introduction: “The story of what the Colorado River once was—and will never be again—is perhaps best understood as both an epic worthy of Homer and a tragedy conceived by Shakespeare.”

Photo Credit: Pete McBride, Colorado River