In the spring of 2013, the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project teamed up with Canoe and Kayak Magazine to release the five-part video episodes produced from the Down the Colorado Expedition. The video series follows the expedition members from the headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. Examining major issues of the river system through interviews with various stakeholders, including farmers, recreationists, and politicians, the series seeks to bring a voice to the many people who rely on a healthy Colorado River.
From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming's Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source to the sea, filming and narrating on the fly. The resulting film, Remains of a River, is an unforgettable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation. At turns inspiring and alarming, this will have you laughing, marveling, shaking your head, and maybe planning an adventure of your own.
A short film by Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk about our water resources on the Front Range. Frank Kinder speaks about issues of water scarcity in this region. The film also includes footage of two Colorado College graduates as they float from source to sea down the Colorado River, one of the most contested water resources in the world.
As a city not on a major water source, Colorado Springs receives most of its water from more than 200 miles away - on the other side of the Continental Divide. See how Colorado Springs Utilities delivers water to its customers.