“The Colorado River: Lifeline of the Southwest” Online Slideshow
The Colorado River provides water to 25 million people in seven states and irrigation water to over 3 million acres of farmland. The online slideshow traces the river from its headwaters as it passes through the seven Basin states to the Gulf of Mexico. The slideshow conveys graphically the scale of the river and its tributaries, as well as its connections and expansive impact on the people who depend on it. Although the presentation includes over one hundred slides, the use of colorful graphics and limited text on each slide will keep viewers watching. Highlighted in the title, and emphasized throughout the slides, is the importance of the river and its resources to the longevity of the communities depending upon it. Whether learning about the Colorado River for the first time or revisiting familiar territory, viewers from a wide range of audiences will find the slideshow informative and engaging. Funding for the slideshow was provided by the Water for the West Foundation. This slideshow is free to view on Aquafornia and on the Foundation’s website under Free Programs and Information.