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

Photos: Morrow Point Dam, December 2020

This page features photos of Morrow Point Dam and the Gunnison River on Colorado's Western Slope. Constructed from 1963 to 1968, Morrow Point is 469 feet tall and was the...

Photos: Labyrinth and Desolation Canyons along Green River

This page features photos of the Green River in Labyrinth and Desolation canyons in eastern Utah. The Green River, the main tributary of the Colorado River, flows through some of...

Photos: Dillon Reservoir aerials, July 2021

This page features drone-captured imagery of Dillon Reservoir in Summit County, Colorado. Created by a 231-foot-tall earth-fill dam, Dillon Reservoir contains over 250,000 acre-feet of water when at full capacity....

Photos: Laguna Grande Restoration Area, Mexico

This page features photos of the Laguna Grande Restoration Area in Baja California, Mexico. The Laguna Grande Restoration Area is a 1,200-acre plot of land located on the Colorado River’s...

Photos: St. George, Utah and the Virgin River

This page features aerial and ground-based photos of St. George, Utah and the Virgin River outside of Hurricane, Utah. St. George in a city in southwestern Utah on the Arizona...

Photos: Salton Sea aerials, October 2018

This page features aerial imagery of the Salton Sea in Southern California. The Salton Sea is a shallow, highly saline lake bordering southern California’s Imperial County. The lake was created...

Photos: San Pedro River, Arizona

This page features photos of the San Pedro River in southeast Arizona, a hotspot for biological diversity. The San Pedro River originates about 10 miles below the international border, just...

Photos and videos: Rio Grande Headwaters, April 2021

This page features drone-captured and ground-based photos and videos of the Rio Grande near its headwaters in southern Colorado. The Rio Grande begins in the San Juan...

Data viz: Elephant Butte Reservoir levels

Last update: April 29, 2022 Percent of total capacity Source: US Bureau of Reclamation

Data viz: Navajo Lake levels

Last update: April 29, 2022 Percent of total capacity Source: US Bureau of Reclamation