Hope for Rivers During Drought

Many cities and farms took steps to cope in the summer of 2012 as the drought in the western United States deepened. During these tough periods, rivers often suffer, but an innovative water restoration program helped save fish—as well as jobs—along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative created this video discussing Colorado Water Trust’s Request for Water 2012 program and featuring our Executive Director, Amy Beatie, along with Kevin McBride, General Manager for Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and Billy Atkinson, Aquatic Biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Watch the video here.