An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

Photos: Parker Dam, February 2021

This page features photos of Parker Dam, located along the Colorado River on the Arizona-California border.   Built between 1934 and 1938 by the Bureau of Reclamation, Parker Dam is...

Photos: Grand Canyon rafting, fall 2019

This page features photos of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park during a rafting trip in fall 2019. The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon over eons, but...

Photos: Flaming Gorge Reservoir, June 2021

This page features photos of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which impounds the Green River in Wyoming and Utah. The Green River is the most significant tributary of the Colorado River. Flaming...

Photos: Blue Mesa Reservoir, July 2021

This page features photos of Blue Mesa Reservoir, along the Gunnison River in Colorado's Curecanti National Recreation Area. Created by 390-foot Blue Mesa Dam, the reservoir has a capacity of 829,500 acre-feet, making it...

Photos: Santa Cruz River in Tucson, February 2021

This page features photos of the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona. The Santa Cruz begins in southern Arizona, dips into northern Mexico, and meets the Gila River, a...

Photos and videos: Navajo Dam and Navajo Lake, August 2021

This page features imagery and videos of of Navajo Lake and Navajo Dam, along the San Juan River in northwest New Mexico. The image and video galleries are available for...

Data viz: Lake Mead levels

Last update: November 16, 2021 Percent of total capacity Source: US Bureau of Reclamation

Aerial videos and images: Green River flight, May 2021

This page features aerial video footage and still images of the Green River heading upstream from its confluence with the White River in northeast Utah to its confluence with...

Aerial videos and images: Yampa River flight, May 2021

See download info This page features aerial video footage and still images of the Yampa River and its watershed. DateMay 6, 2021LocationYampa River, Colorado (map)PilotDavid ColeEditorMitch TobinOrganizationsLightHawk and The Water Desk...

Tour the San Joaquin River

An interactive map visualizes restoration efforts on the San Joaquin River.