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

Video and photos: Captain Jack Mill drone flight, July 2019

This photo gallery contains images taken by drone for our story on acid mine drainage in Colorado, which featured the Captain Jack Mill...

Photos: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, December 2019

This page features photos of the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona. This scenic vista in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area,...

Drone videos and photos: Gila River near Winkelman, Arizona

This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Gila River, near Winkelman, Arizona, just upstream from its confluence with the San...

Video story: California’s vanishing lake (full length)

Water conservation in California’s southern desert is causing an environmental disaster as the Salton Sea quickly shrinks.
Colorado River drone photo near Radium, Colorado. Photo by Mitch Tobin

Photos

Drone videos and photos: Salt River near Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Salt River, near Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. The Salt River, which runs...
Video story: The value of water

Video story: The value of water (full length)

With population growth around Denver prompting fierce competition for water, investors want to import a new supply from the San Luis Valley, but many farmers and ranchers who depend on that water are opposed to the plan.

Drone videos and photos: Colorado River along Utah State Route 128 near Moab, December...

This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, along State Route 128, which is designated as...

Photos: Front Range aerials, May 2019

This photo gallery features images shot during a Lighthawk aerial tour of water-related sites along Colorado's Front Range. After...

Data visualizations

The Water Desk develops, collects, and showcases innovative data visualizations, maps and graphics. We offer a series of interactive dashboards that allow you to explore data on water-related topics,...